Thousands of kids in the largest district in the valley the Yakima School District go back to the classroom on August 27. District Superintendent Dr. Elaine Beraza says now is the time both parents and students need to get ready to go back to the classroom. "We need parents to make sure to check immunization records. Make sure kids know where the bus stops are located. And school supplies. If they can't get the needed school supplies check with the district because we can help."
Beraza says all students will be able to eat a free breakfast and lunch without filling out any paperwork. The district is the recipient of money from the Federal Community Eligibility Provision Program for the upcoming school year. Under a new Federal law school districts with high poverty levels like Yakima can give students one breakfast and lunch per day for free.