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Free and Reduced Meal Program

IMPORTANT REMINDER:  You must file a new for Free and Reduced Meal Benefits application each August using the current year's form, either online or via a paper application.  You may reapply for benefits at any time during the school year.  If you are not eligible now, but have a decrease in household income, become unemployed, or have an increase in household size, you may fill out another application at that time.

Free and Reduced Meal Online Application Process

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NEW THIS YEAR - ONLINE APPLICATIONS!
 
New for School Year 2020/21, you may now complete your Free & Reduced Meal application online through your Campus Parent Portal Account. 
 
If you do not yet have a Parent Portal account set up, the office of Student Information Services will create an account for you.  Submit your request for a Parent Portal account by clicking on the following link:
 
For more information about the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, please click on the following link:
 

Free and Reduced Meal Application Forms

If you prefer to submit a paper application, please download the appropriate application form below.  Please turn in your completed application at your child's school or the District Office located at 201 East 12th Street.  You may also turn it in to the Student Nutrition Services Office, located inside Durango High School at 2390 Main Avenue.  An additional option is to complete the paper application, then scan it and send it via email to:  Durango School District 9-R Food Service 

To open the application form linked below, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download here.

Important Note:
To apply for Free & Reduced Meal Benefits for the 20/21 School Year, please refer to the 20-21 Income Eligibility Guidelines
To apply for P-EBT Benefits, use the 19-20 Income Eligibility Guidelines
 

Included in each breakfast:

  • A serving of grains, either hot or cold
  • A serving of fruit or 1/2 c. juice
  • Milk
 

Included in each lunch:

  • One Entree, either hot or cold
  • A serving of both vegetables and fruit
  • Milk
 

NOT Included in Free/Reduced Lunch:

  • Bottled or canned drinks (water, Gatorade, V8, Izze, etc)
  • Second helpings of the entree
  • A la carte items (chips)

Meal Prices for Students Who Qualify for "FREE" or "REDUCED" Status:

 

Elementary and Middle School - FREE/REDUCED

 

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

Daily

FREE

FREE

 

 High School* - FREE/REDUCED

 

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

Daily

FREE

FREE

Weekly

FREE

FREE

Monthly

FREE

FREE

 

 * Breakfast is served at all schools EXCEPT Durango High School.

How it Works:

When students go to the cashier before selecting their food, they enter a unique pin number on a key pad that brings up their lunch account on the cashier’s computer monitor. The cashier enters the transaction, and if your student has been approved for Free meals, the system will not charge for food unless your child has selected an item that is not included.  If your child has been approved for Reduced priced meals, they will be charged as shown above. 

Add Funds to Your Student's Meal Account

If your child has been approved for Free or Reduced price meals, and you would like to add money to his/her account so your student can take second servings and/or a la carte items, please add funds to your student's meal account. For an overview of payment options, go here.