Kyrene Schools Announces Plan for Free, Reduced Lunches
The Kyrene School District, which serves all of Ahwatukee, recently announced its free and reduced meal policy for students under the National School Lunch Program, USDA School Foods Program and School Breakfast Program.
According to the district’s website, household size and income are used to determine eligibility for the free and reduced-price meals. Children may qualify for free meal benefits if the household receives benefits and/or if the children meet one or more of the following:
- The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or
- The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
- Homeless, migrant or runaway as defined by law; or
- Enrolled in an eligible Head Start, Even Start or pre-kindergarten class as defined in by law
- Foster children that are the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside
For the 2014-15 school year breakfast is $1, and lunch at all elementary schools is $2.50 and lunch at all middle schools is $2.65. If a student qualifies for the program, breakfast is just 30 cents and lunch is 40 cents.
For more information, go to kyrene.org.
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