Free/Reduced Lunch

  • Community Eligibility Provision Public Release

    Harrison School District 2 is participating in a Universal Lunch and School Breakfast Program for the 2019-2020 school year. If your children attend Harrison School District 2, with the exception of James Irwin Charter Schools - Astrozon Campus, Mountain Vista Home School Academy, and Pikes Peak BOCES, breakfast and lunch will be available to them at no charge.

    Studies have shown that children who are not hungry perform better in school. By providing breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge, we are creating a better learning environment for our students.

    The school breakfast and lunch that we serve follows U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for healthy school meals. The Universal Meals Program cannot succeed without your support; please encourage your children to participate in school meal programs.

    All meals will be served to all students in the participating schools at no charge regardless of the eligibility status.

    Even though approval for meal benefits is no longer necessary, the data collected from the former Free and Reduced Application is vital to the continuation of the Community Eligibility Program. An Economic Data Survey was created to help collect the information that will be used by Harrison School District to maximize available funding from state and federal sources. In many cases, the eligibility for these funds and programs is linked to whether or not your child is currently eligible for free or reduced priced meals in the federal child nutrition programs.

    This survey will be used by the school district to determine whether the school is eligible for at-risk funding on behalf of the student. By filling out the survey, parents ensure the school district will receive the at-risk funding to which it is entitled based on the population of students serviced by the district.

    For the schools not participating in the Community Eligibility Provision Program you will need to fill out the 2019-2020 Free and Reduced Application for approval for meal benefits. You may also apply online at MySchoolApps.

    The schools not participating in CEP are: James Irwin Charter Schools- Astrozon Campus, Mountain Vista Home School Academy, and Pikes Peak BOCES.

    This institutution is an equal opportunity provider.

    Can foster children receive free meals?

    Yes, foster children who are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals. Any foster child in the household is eligible for free meals regardless of income. For a household that has foster and non-foster children, the foster child may be listed on the application as a member of the foster family, as this may help other children in the household to qualify for benefits. If the foster family is not eligible for free meals it does not prevent the foster child from receiving free meal benefits.

    Can homeless, runaway, and migrant children receive free meals?

    Yes. If you have not already received notification for the current school year that your child(ren) qualify for free meals, complete the meal application and indicate the child’s status: homeless, runaway, or migrant. In addition, call Student Support at 719-579-2552 to see if your child(ren) qualify.

    I receive benefits from the WIC Program. Can my child(ren) receive free meals?

    Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Please fill out an application.

    My family needs more help. Are there other programs for which we might apply?

    To find out how to apply for other assistance benefits, contact your local assistance office. Colorado PEAK is an online service to screen and apply for medical, food, and cash assistance programs. It can be accessed at http://coloradopeak.force.com/

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