Irish families, we need your help. Our number of applications received for free and reduced lunch has greatly declined compared to previous years. We do not believe that this is because the need has declined, but because of the free meals that were offered in the past 2 years through covid funding. Next year, this funding for student meals is no longer available universally. It is incredibly important that all families that qualify for free and reduced lunch submit an application by April 29th, 2022. The consequences of the lack of applications could result in MANY children going hungry next year. Unless we receive more free or reduced lunch applications:
- We will no longer serve universal breakfast.
- Students that do not have the money for breakfast or lunch may have to go without meals.
- We receive reduced funding from the state for teachers, instructional materials, and support services for families.
If you think your family might qualify for free or reduced lunch, and you have not yet submitted an application, please contact the office as soon as possible at 970-488-6900. Please help us to ensure that ALL students have the meals they need to happy, healthy and successful at school.
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