BRADENTON -- Students throughout the state will be administered the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test or FCAT today.
The test is scheduled to last through April 21. Manatee County students will be able to take advantage of a special treat during the testing. The district’s food and nutrition services department will serve breakfast to students to prepare them for the test.
A menu of whole grain cereals, snack cheese, peanut butter and jelly, crackers, juice, fruits, bagels, yogurt and milk will be served during the test-taking times. District officials say the overall cost is $15,000.
“This is something we budget for and we believe it is an important part of our partnership in the education of our students,” Sandra Ford, director of food and nutrition for the school district, said.
Superintendent Tim McGonegal offered his own advice: “Keep it in perspective. They know the information. This is going to prove that they know the information.”
Teachers have prepared our students well, McGonegal added.
“Get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast,” McGonegal advised students.