02 Jun, 2020
Press Release from the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA)The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announce that families whose children receive free or reduced-cost meals at school will receive “Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer” benefits beginning this week. These benefits are intended to reimburse the families for the cost of meals that their children were unable to receive due to COVID19-related school closures.
The Indiana Department of Education calculated an average of 56 missed days of school through the end of the school year (including spring break) for Indiana students, counting all weekdays from March 13, 2020, through May 29, 2020. The first date was the day following Governor Eric Holcomb’s executive order closing schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The second date represents the average last day of school for schools in this school year.
-FSSA NEWS RELEASE