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Free and Reduced Meal Program

More Than A Meal
 
IMPORTANT ANOUNCEMENT FOR SCHOOL YEAR 22-23: 
Over the past two years, the federal government allowed all students to eat free regardless of learning environment or family financial situation. However, beginning on the first day of school, August 23, 2022, students will be charged for both breakfast and lunch unless they qualify for free or reduced price meals.
 
 
ANUNCIO IMPORTANTE PARA EL AÑO ESCOLAR 22-23
En los últimos dos años, el gobierno federal permitió que todos los estudiantes comieran gratis independ-
ientemente de su entorno de aprendizaje o situación financiera familiar. Sin embargo, a partir del primer
día de clases, el 17 de agos- to de 2022, se cobrará a los estudiantes tanto por el desayuno como por el almuerzo a menos que califiquen para comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido.
Please remember to file a new for Free and Reduced Meal Benefits application 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 free and reduced-price lunch 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 free and reduced benefits, you might also qualify for P-EBT.

Online Applications!

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, 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 Free & Reduced Meal Benefits for the 22/23 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 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

 

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.