Superintendent Leadership to Expand the School Breakfast Program

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AASA school breakfast Request for Proposals
Due March 13, 2015

AASA has funding from the Walmart Foundation to support alternative school breakfast serving methods, including breakfast in the classroom and grab’n’go. AASA will provide funding for infrastructure, marketing, communications and other needs around school breakfast implementation. AASA will also provide in-depth technical assistance through mentors and inclusion in its school breakfast Community of Practice.

What We’re Looking For
We are looking for two different types of grantees.

  1. Districts that want to bring alternative school breakfast to some or all of their schools for the first time.
  2. Districts that already serve alternative school breakfast but are not seeing results.

AASA invites proposals from qualified school districts that possess the commitment, need, and capacity to participate in this alternative school breakfast project.

 Download the application (2 parts): Word and Excel

We held a webinar for Q&A on February 18.

***Proposals due March 13, 2015***



Why School Breakfast?

Students who participate in school breakfast show improved attendance, behavior, and standardized achievement test scores, as well as decreased tardiness. Learn more.


AASA and Alternative School Breakfast

With funding from the Walmart Foundation, AASA works with member-districts to increase school breakfast participation using alternative breakfast strategies, like Breakfast in the Classroom. The main goal of the initiative is to increase the number of low-income students who eat breakfast in these districts.

From 2011-2014, we funded 17 districts as part of our Community of Practice.

AASA School Breakfast Resources

AASA School Breakfast Videos



Resource Spotlight

SG&L Cover School Governance & Leadership (Winter 2013): Improving Attendance, Health and  Behavior: Moving Breakfast Out of the Cafeteria
Larry Spring CLC Superintendent Laurence Spring of Schenectady City School District in New York State discusses  how alternative school breakfast has impacted attendance in his district in this Courageous Leadership Conversation video.




Staff Contact:

Kelly Beckwith

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