Borah School Meal Program Changes

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    THERE HAVE BEEN IMPORTANT CHANGES IN THE 2018-19 SCHOOL MEALS

    Starting this school year, the Coeur d’Alene School District is making changes to the school meal program at Borah Elementary School.

    Previously, ALL STUDENTS attending Borah were welcome to eat breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE.

    What’s new:

    1. Students who qualify for free meals will continue to receive breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE.
    2. Students who qualify for reduced-priced meals will pay 30 cents for breakfast and 40 cents for lunch.

    To receive free or reduced-price meals, families need to fill out an application at the start of each school year. To see the income eligibility for free/reduced-price meals, and to download an application, go to www.cdaschools.org/mealapp.

    1. All other students will pay the same rate as students at other schools in the district: $1.60 for breakfast and $2.70 for lunch.

    Why are we making this change?

    For the past four years, Borah has been eligible for the federal Community Eligibility Program, which allows all students to eat school meals at no charge in low-income areas.

    This year, with the improving economy, the number of students at Borah who qualify for free meals has declined. The Board of Trustees for the School District voted Aug. 6 to convert the CEP program at Borah and other schools to match the meal program at other schools in the district.

    Borah has received the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant for this year. The school will continue to provide after-school snacks at no charge.

    Questions?

    Please contact our Nutrition Services Department with any questions or concerns about our meal program. Call (208) 667-7469. The office is located at 1242 E. Best Ave. and is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.