Dear Parent/Guardian,

For the past number of years, our school has been eligible for a federal program that allows us to provide meals free-of-charge to all students. Due to overall improving economic conditions among many of our families, next year our school will no longer qualify for this free school-wide meal program. 

Of course, free or reduced meals will still be available on a student-by-student basis. However, families must apply individually to determine if your student(s) will qualify under Federal guidelines. 

No action is needed by you at this time. Our free school-wide meal program will continue through the rest of this school year and (if applicable, the 2019 summer program). Applications for the individual student free or reduced meals for the 2019 - 2020 school year will be available in late July 2019. At that time, you will receive more detailed information on how and where you can apply.  

For budgeting purposes, families who will pay for breakfast and lunch, and who don’t qualify for the federal program, the meal costs for the 2019-20 school year are provided below: 

  School Meal Prices 2019-2020

Breakfast: $1.50/day 

  Reduced:  $.30/day ($6.00/month)       

Lunch:      $2.50/day ($50.00/month)  
 Reduced:   $.40/day ($8.00/month)   


We understand that this can be a stressful time for many families. If you have any questions about the District’s federally-supported meal programs including pricing, please visit our Food & Nutrition Services website.

Thank you,

Stacie Curry, Ed.D

Owyhee Elementary School