BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport elementary school students will be able to get free breakfast served in their classrooms this year.

District officials say Bridgeport schools have provided breakfast programs for several years, but this is the first time it is open to all students and will take place in the classroom.

Officials say they are the only district in the state to offer free breakfast to every student.

Administrators hope the program will help students start the day off right.

During a pilot program held in a few schools last year, the district says it saw test scores and attendance rates improve.