Healthy School Meals for All

More Than A Meal
 
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SCHOOL YEAR 23-24: 
Last November, voters passed Proposition FF, which was passed into legislation as the Healthy Meals For All bill, allowing school nutrition programs to offer all meals free of charge for all students beginning school year 23-24. This means that all breakfasts and lunches will be free for all Durango School District 9-R beginning this coming school year.
 
We will still be collecting applications for school benefits!
 
School districts rely on this data for other academic programs and funding. These application also benefit families by providing discounts on things like yearbooks, athletics equipment, and rec center passes.
It is important to know that submitting your meal benefit application also ensures that state funding will remain available to provide meals at no cost for years to come. 
 
 

AVISO IMPORTANTE PARA EL AÑO ESCOLAR 23-24:

El año pasado, los votantes aprobaron la Proposición FF, que se convirtió en ley como el proyecto de ley Comidas saludables para todos, que permite que los programas de nutrición escolar ofrezcan todas las comidas sin cargo para todos los estudiantes a partir del año escolar 23-24. Esto significa que todos los desayunos y almuerzos serán gratuitos para todo el Distrito Escolar 9-R de Durango a partir del próximo año escolar. Todavía estaremos recopilando solicitudes para beneficios de comidas, ya que los distritos escolares dependen de estos datos para otros programas académicos y financiamiento. Estas aplicaciones también benefician a las familias al proporcionar descuentos en cosas como anuarios, equipos deportivos y pases para centros recreativos.

 

 

Es importante saber que enviar su solicitud de beneficio de comidas también garantiza que los fondos estatales permanecerán disponibles para proporcionar comidas sin costo en los años venideros.

Please remember to file a new application for benefits each school year 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.
 
Your household's program application can help your family access discounted internet and phone costs and secure additional funds for your school. Additionally, you can opt in to receive discounted rates at the Durango Recreation Center and Free Transit Passes through City of Durango Multi Modal Division.
 
Get an application below or click the links to complete an online application through the Parent Portal.
 
If you qualify for benefits, you might also qualify for P-EBT.

Online Applications!

You may now complete your 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:
 

Benefit 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, scan it, then 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 School Benefits for the 23/24 School Year, please fill out the Application below.
 

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

NOT Included in a Breakfast or Lunch (Cash only):

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

All Breakfasts and Lunches are free for school year 23-24

 

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

 

How it Works:

When students go to the cashier before selecting their food, they enter a unique 5-digit 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.