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Barranca Elementary to offer reduced-cost lunches

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Schools: The program is similar to that of Mountain

By Jennifer Garcia

In October, Mountain Elementary got the green light to proceed with a free and reduced-cost lunch program. On Tuesday, Barranca Elementary also got the nod to move forward with a program of its own.

Barranca Principal Pam Miller gave a presentation to the Los Alamos Board of Education, outlining the need for such a program at her school. According to the presentation, “50 Barranca students were in need of warm coats, boots and gloves to get them through the winter this year.

Several parents have contacted the Parent Teacher Organization saying they need more help to feed their children. The Barranca PTO cannot afford to purchase any more lunches. Barranca currently has 35 students receiving scholarship lunches.

Under the National School Lunch Program, the federal government would reimburse LAPS for meals served. All paid lunches would see a return of $0.26, while free lunches would yield a $2.77 return and reduced-price lunches would yield a $2.37 return. 

“The PTO pays for one lunch per week for each of these students. Many bring only an apple or crackers on the other days. Teachers in pre-school and grades kindergarten-first grade have reported to the principal that they have 30 percent of their students coming to school without breakfast or a healthy snack.”


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