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Free, reduced school meals available to select families

The Colorado Department of Education has announced its policy for determining eligibility of children who may receive free and reduced price meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

Local school officials will use the following size and income criteria for determining eligibility.

A family of one will qualify for free meals with a yearly income at or below $14,157, for reduced price meals with a yearly income at or below $20,147.

A family of two will qualify for free meals with a yearly income at or below $19,123 and for reduced price meals with a yearly income at or below $27,214.

A family of three will qualify for free meals with a yearly income at or below $24,089, for reduced price meals with a yearly income at or below $34,281.

A family of four will qualify for free meals with a yearly income at or below $29,055, for reduced price meals with a yearly income at or below $41,348.

A family of five will qualify for free meals with a yearly income at or below $34,021, for reduced price meals with a yearly income at or below $48,415.

A family of six will qualify for free meals with a yearly income at or below $38,987, for reduced price meals with a yearly income at or below $55,482.

A family of seven will qualify for free meals with a yearly income at or below $43,953, for reduced price meals with a yearly income at or below $62,549.

A family of eight will qualify for free meals with a yearly income at or below $48,919, for reduced price meals with a yearly income at or below $69,616.

For each additional family member add: $4,966 and $7,067.

Children from families whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free or reduced price meals. Please pick up an application at any of the school offices.

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