More AISD students are getting free breakfast in the classroom this year. Here’s why.

I’m a big believer in breakfast in the classroom.

A total of 22 schools in AISD are now serving free breakfast to all students in their classrooms. Addie Broyles / American-Statesman

For several years now, Austin Independent School District has offered free breakfast in the classroom to students at area schools with high enrollment in the free and reduced lunch program.

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Last year, 29 schools offered breakfast in the classroom. This year, students at an additional 14 schools, including four middle schools, will have access to a free meal to start the day without filling out any kind of application or even leaving the classroom to eat it.

Each morning, the student breakfasts are dropped off in front of the classroom, and the teachers are in charge of distributing the meals as the students get warmed up for their day. Addie Broyles / American-Statesman

Here is a list of participating schools:

Pre-K: Dobie Pre-K, Uphaus ECC

Elementary schools: Allison, Andrews, Barrington, Brooke, Brown, Campbell, Cook, Galindo, Govalle, Guerrero Thompson, Harris, Hart, Houston, Jordan, Langford, Linder, McBee, Metz, Norman & Sims, Oak Springs, Ortega, Overton, Padron, Pecan Springs, Perez, Pickle, Pleasant Hill, Rodriguez, Sanchez, Walnut Creek, Webb Primary, Widén, Winn, Wooldridge, Wooten and Zavala.

Middle schools: Martin, Mendez, Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy and Webb.