MAUSTON (WKOW) -- Many school districts in Wisconsin are facing a growing number of students that qualify for free or reduced lunch during the school day.
District officials with the Mauston School District say just over 55 percent of their students fall into those two categories. Business manager Sue Goyette tells 27 News that she believes it's a similar story for school districts across Juneau County.
One of those reasons may be that family earnings haven't kept up with the cost of living.
WKOW's Sara Maslar-Donar is digging deeper to find out what economic factors may be behind that trend, and what the county and school district is doing about it.
That story airs at 10 p.m. on 27 News.