School Breakfast/Lunch Program 2017-2018

Cost per Student $1.50

Elementary Lunches
$2.50 per day, Includes fresh 1/2 pint milk,
Fresh Milk Only – $.75
GMS & High School Lunches
$3.25 per day, Includes fresh 1/2 pint milk

Valdez City Schools
 is pleased to announce our participation in the National School Lunch Program.  Meals will be available to all children at our following schools:  Valdez High School, George Gilson Middle School and Hermon Hutchens Elementary. Meals meet nutritional standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Our schools will participate in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

If your income is less than or equal to the following guidelines you are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. These guidelines are effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. If you have children who are approved for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Native Family Assistance Program (NFAP), they are automatically able to receive free meals by filing an application that includes their assistance number from one of those programs. Students who are migrant, homeless, or runaways are automatically eligible and do not need to fill out an application. Foster children receive free meals regardless of the income of the household with which they reside.  Note: Medicaid and Denali Kid Care case numbers do not qualify for eligibility.

Income Eligibility Guidelines FY2017-2018

Reduced Price Meals  – 185% of Federal Poverty Guidelines Free Meals – 130 % of Federal Poverty Guidelines
HouseholdSize  Annual  Monthly Twice perMonth Every Two Weeks  Weekly  Annual  Monthly Twice perMonth Every Two Weeks  Weekly
1 27,861 2,322 1,161 1,072 536 19,578 1,632 816 753 377
2 37,573 3,129 1,565 1,444 722 26,377 2,199 1,100 1,015 508
3 47,212 3,935 1,968 1,816 908 33,176 2,765 1,383 1,276 638
4 56,888 4,741 2,371 2,188 1,094 39,975 3,332 1,666 1,538 769
5 66,563 5,547 2,774 2,561 1,281 46,774 3,898 1,949 1,799 900
6 76,239 6,354 3,177 2,933 1,467 53,573 4,465 2,233 2,061 1,031
7 85,914 7,160 3,580 3,305 1,653 60,372 5,031 2,516 2,322 1,161
8 94,590 7,996 3,983 3,677 1,839 67,171 5,598 2,799 2,584 1,292
For each additional family member add:            
  9,676 807 404 373 187 6,799 567 284 262 131

For more information, or to get an application for free or reduced-price school meals, contact us at:  Amber Cockerham, at 907-834-4700 or  Applications may also be picked up at each school.

We can’t approve your application unless it’s complete. The information you give us on your application may be checked at any time. You may apply for free or reduced price meals at any time during the school year if your situation changes. If you become unemployed, your child(ren) may be able to have free or reduced priced meals based on your unemployment income. If we deny your free or reduced price meals application, we will give you a chance to appeal the decision.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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:, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.