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One of our SSMs writes, I teach in a high school where an overwhelming amount of students (92-98%, depending on the exact school and school year) rely on free breakfast and free or reduced lunch for a significant portion of their meal intake (literally 1-2 meals per day for 5 days per week). Particularly with the recent SNAP benefit cuts in the US, they are understandably concerned about what will happen over the semester break.
Which got me thinking -- how many other school-going people depend on their schools for various services -- whether it's food or something like campus health services (I know my university's clinic was closed between semesters when I went... a decade or more ago)? How widespread an issue is this? And what are your concerns and/or plans if something happens between times?
So, VP, what do you think? If you're a student, do you need a backup plan during winter break? Or maybe you have more access to things (your family doctor, your mom's cooking) in your hometown, if you're going home over the break. (If you're no longer a student, feel free to chime in with your previous experiences!)
Also, don't forget that VP is looking for new SSM candidates -- and the deadline to apply has been extended to December 15.