FOOD supply for 18 boarding schools in the Western Division is a major concern for authorities as schools prepare to reopen their doors tomorrow.
Senior education officer West Lorima Voravora said farm damage in most areas near the schools would affect their food supply.
"Most of the schools depend on crops grown in nearby farms but most of these were damaged in the recent floods," said Mr Voravora.
Mr Voravora said they were now looking at alternative measures to ensure that food was supplied to the boarding schools.
"We will ensure that food rations are delivered to these schools.
"We will also look at supplying these schools with vegetable seedlings so they can grow their own food as a short-term measure," he said.
Some of the boarding schools include Nawaicoba Vocational School, Nawai Secondary, Thomas Baker Secondary, Sigatoka Valley High, Bemana Catholic Primary, Lomawai Secondary School and Nasikawa District School.
Most of the schools in the West were used as evacuation centres during the floods, which wreaked havoc across the region, destroying homes and farms.