District cancels Taco Tuesday under Federal guidelines



Breakfast tacos may no longer be on the menu, but Project Grad will go on as planned.

by Claire Kyllonen, Assistant Editor

Due to federal and state regulation, Taco Tuesday has been canceled for the remainder of the year.

After being brought to the attention of the school board, tacos sold at Taco Tuesday were deemed non-compliant under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, a child nutrition law signed by President Obama in 2010.

“Taco Tuesdays have been in place for a while and were approved, but when the food and nutritional guidelines changed we had to adhere to them,” principal Tiffany Spicer said.

The law was designed to give the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) more authority to set new standards for food sold in schools during the day. This condition includes regulating vending machines, as well as what types of food are allowed to be sold for school fundraisers.

Principal Spicer says that despite the setback, Project Grad will still go on as planned.

“Project Grad will be a hit,” Spicer said. “There are a team of individuals working hard to make sure our seniors have the best night ever.”