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July 7, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Round-up: Seattle board OKs $689 million budget, first lady pushes back on school lunches

Seattle school board OKs $689 million budget: Members of the Seattle School Board have approved a $689 million general-fund budget for the upcoming school year. That figure is about 8 percent higher than last year, an adjustment the district says is needed to accommodate an additional 1,300 students.

First lady pushes back on school lunches (AP): Michelle Obama is continuing to fight for tougher school lunch rules despite opposition from the School Nutrition Association, an industry group that originally supported her standards but now says districts are losing money because students aren’t buying the healthier items. Congress is considering a bill that would allow districts to apply to skip the requirements of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

New summer camp opens for kids with autism and ADHD (KUOW): Seattle Children’s Camp Sea STAR is collaborating with the UW Apex Summer Camp to offer a new day program that aims to improve kids’ ability to participate in structured activities.

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