With New School Year, Boston Launches Free Meal Program

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Wednesday is the first day of school for many districts across Massachusetts, including Boston, the state's largest district.

And with it, Boston is rolling out several new initiatives, including free breakfast and lunch for all students, regardless of income. The free meals are part of a national program already available in 10 states and Washington, D.C.

Other new initiatives include a Web app for GPS tracking of school buses and text message reporting of bullying.

On Tuesday, the School Department also announced that enrollment in Boston nears 58,000 — the highest level in eight years.

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