Avalon Elementary School, 1045 S. San Marcos Drive in Apache Junction, will be participating in the school breakfast program and National School Lunch Program.
As part of this program, Avalon Elementary will offer healthy meals every school day. Breakfast will be free and lunch will cost $3.31. Child(ren) may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Reduced-price meals are free for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch, according to a release.
Qualifications for children to receive free or reduced-price meals include: belonging to a household whose income is at or below the federal income eligibility guidelines, belonging to a household that receives public assistance, or if the child is homeless, migrant, runaway, foster, or participates in a Head Start or Even Start Pre-Kindergarten program.
Household size and income criteria are used to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits if the household does not receive assistance or the children are not in the other categories mentioned above. Children can get free or reduced-price meals if the household’s gross income falls at or below the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guideline chart.
To apply for free or reduced-price meals, households can fill out an application and return it to the school unless the household has already received notification that their children are approved for free meals this year. Application forms are being distributed to all households with a letter informing households of the availability of free and reduced-price meals for their children and what is required to complete on the application. Applications also are available in the office at Avalon Elementary.
For information, call Justina Valenzuela at 480-671-4584 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price policy, the school’s food director will review applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the official may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. Parents wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally or in writing to Michael McCord, 1045 S, San Marcos Drive, Apache Junction, AZ 85120, and phone 480-671-4584.