The Eldorado Community Unit School District #4 is delighted to announce two significant initiatives aimed at enhancing accessibility and support for its students. Starting with the 2023-2024 school year, the Eldorado School Board has taken the remarkable step of waiving book fees for all students and introducing free breakfast and lunch services across all schools within the district.
The decision to waive book fees comes as part of the Eldorado CUSD #4's commitment to ensuring equal educational opportunities for all students. By eliminating book fees, the district aims to alleviate the financial burden on families and promote an inclusive learning environment where every student can access essential educational materials without hindrance.
Furthermore, the introduction of free breakfast and lunch services underscores the district's dedication to fostering the overall well-being and health of its students. Recognizing the vital role of nutrition in a student's academic performance, this initiative seeks to eliminate food insecurity within the school community and guarantee that no student goes hungry during the school day.
Superintendent Ryan Hobbs expressed his enthusiasm for these changes, stating, "We believe that every student in our district deserves to come to school with the same educational experience and knowing that they do not have to worry about how to pay for their meals or books. Our hope is that this will help out our students' parents and caregivers and also give them less stress and concerns coming into the new school year. The fact that our district and school board made this a priority says a lot about what we are trying to accomplish here at Eldorado Unit #4"