2019-2020 Parent Letter

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Student Nutrition Services
Alamogordo Public Schools

Welcome to a new school year.  We look forward to serving our students healthy, nutritious meals that meet USDA meal pattern guidelines.

We will be running the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Program this year at the following schools: Academy del Sol, Buena Vista, Chaparral, Desert Star, La Luz, Mountain View, North, Oregon, Sierra and Yucca. Sunset Hills will also be a CEP school when it comes online during the school year.  All students at these schools will be fed, free of charge, for breakfast and lunch - regardless of family income. Also, breakfast will continue to be free at all other elementary and secondary schools, with Alamogordo High School being the exception.

Students at schools not operating under CEP may still qualify for free or reduced lunches if USDA income requirements are met.  Students in households receiving SNAP, TANF or FDPIR benefits can get free meals regardless of household income; however, you must provide your case number on the free and reduced school meals application to qualify. Free and reduced applications may be submitted at your school site or Student Nutrition Adminstrative offices at 1211 Hawaii.  The application must be complete (no pencil, only black or blue pen may be used) in order to be processed. One application per household is required. Please use student’s official name, not a nickname, when completing the application.  Applications are accepted throughout the school year.  Should there be a change in your income, such as reduction/increase in salary, furlough, unemployment, etc., or household size, you must submit a new application at any time.

It may take up to ten (10) calendar days to process (the 10 days do not begin until application is received at the Student Nutrition Administrative Office).  A result letter will be mailed, to the address on file, showing the results of the application.  During this processing period, please plan accordingly by sending either lunch money or a lunch with your child.

In accordance with federal regulations, Free and Reduced School Meals Applications may be verified at any time during the course of the school; selection is random and notices will be sent out by regular mail any time a verification is required.  In addition, should you disagree with the results of your free/reduced application you have the right to appeal the decision.  You may request a hearing in writing: Student Nutrition Services, P.O. Box 650, Alamogordo, NM 88311, or by calling (575) 812-6085.

If you should have any questions, please call the Student Nutrition Department at 812-6085.

Meal Prices are as follows:

Elementary Lunch     $ 2.45

Secondary Breakfast $ 1.60                   Secondary Lunch      $2.70

Reduced Breakfast    $  .30                     Reduced Lunch         $  .40

Adult Breakfast         $2.50                      Adult Lunch              $4.00

Eligibility Scale for FREE-price Meals / 130% of Poverty Level

Household Size

Income

Annual

Monthly

Twice per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

1

16,237

1,354

677

625

313

2

21,983

1,832

916

846

423

3

27,729

2,311

1,156

1,067

534

4

33,475

2,790

1,395

1,288

644

5

39,221

3,269

1,635

1,509

755

6

44,967

3,748

1,874

1,730

865

7

50,713

4,227

2,114

1,951

976

8

56,459

4,705

2,353

2,172

1,086

For each addt’l family member, add:

5,746

479

240

221

111

Eligibility Scale for REDUCED-price Meals / 185% of Poverty Level

Household Size

Income

Annual

Monthly

Twice per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

1

23,107

1,926

963

889

445

2

31,284

2,607

1,304

1,204

602

3

39,461

3,289

1,645

1,518

759

4

47,638

3,970

1,985

1,833

917

5

55,815

4,652

2,326

2,147

1,074

6

63,992

5,333

2,667

2,462

1,231

7

72,169

6,015

3,008

2,776

1,388

8

80,346

6,696

3,348

3,091

1,546

For each addt'l family member, add:

8,177

682

341

315

158

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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights  1400 Independence Avenue, SW  Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;   (2)  fax: (202) 690-7442; or   (3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov. 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. .

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