School Meal Program Changes
IMPORTANT CHANGE IN BREAKFAST PROGRAM AT FERNAN STEM ACADEMY
Starting this school year, the Coeur d’Alene School District is making a change to the breakfast program at Fernan STEM Academy.
Previously, ALL STUDENTS attending Fernan were welcome to eat breakfast at NO CHARGE.
- Students who qualify for free meals will continue to receive breakfast at NO CHARGE.
- Students who qualify for reduced priced meals will pay 30 cents for breakfast.
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.
- All other students will pay the same rate as students at other schools in the district: $1.60 for breakfast.
Why are we making this change?
Fernan previously was eligible for the federal Community Eligibility Program, which allows all students to eat breakfast at no charge.
This year, with the improving economy, the number of students who qualify for free breakfast has declined. The Board of Trustees for the School District voted Aug. 6 to convert the CEP program at Fernan and other schools to match the meal program at other schools in the district.
Fernan has received the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant for this year. The school will continue to provide after-school snacks at no charge.
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.