|Can students qualify for free lunch and live in the Winfield area?|
Just this morning, a letter to the editor of the Laredo Morning Times addressed the issue. A Laredoan by the name of David Vasquez was questioning how students who attend Colonel Santos Benavides and Malakoff schools in UISD can qualify for free/reduced lunch when those two schools are located in relatively upscale part of town. Mr. Vasquez's letter mentions Windfield estates in particular. The inference being that if these students are needy enough to qualify for the free lunch program, then they probably don't live anywhere near those areas. The next question of course would be: where do they live? I don't know if UISD has revisited this topic lately so I guess Mr. Vasquez should contact his board members and ask them to follow LISD's lead this time around.