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Free & Reduced Resource & Re-Application Reminder

  • As we work hard every day to deliver excellent education and meet critical needs for all of our families, we invite you to take a look at some important information about the overall value of the Free and Reduced Benefits Program at D49.org.  We also want to share a friendly reminder that is extremely important for all qualifying families to complete the application process, regardless of the availability of meals at no cost for all D49 families. This will ensure access to all the benefits provided, which support programs at your student’s schools and includes individual assistance for school and transportation fees. 

    We strongly encourage all who qualify or may qualify for the Free and Reduced Benefits Program to apply or reapply by Friday, September 10, 2021.  All families who do not reapply for the 2021-22 school year will be removed from the benefits program. Families who are new to the program can register and apply, and qualifying families may reapply today, by clicking this link to PaySchools Central.

    Apply for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) at coloradopeak.force.com/PEBT 

Monica Deines-Henderson
Nutrition Services Director
Phone: 719.495.1106
Jackie Sieben
Free and Reduced Processor
Phone: 719.494.8965
Kristina Flaten
Administrative Dietitian
Phone: 719.494.8967
Malinda Reeves
Nutrition Services Specialist
Phone: 719.494.8904

Nutrition Services Overview

  • The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals who are dedicated to student health, well being and their ability to learn.  We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. We're available for visits from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Help with processing a free-and-reduced application is available from 8 a.m. to noon.

    Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
     
    Nutrition departments are regulated by the federal government and part of that regulation is to operate as a self-funded enterprise within a school district. This means that nutrition services does not take any tax-payer’s funds from the district to operate the meal programs. 
     
     
  • 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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:

    • Emailprogram.intake@usda.gov
    • Fax(202) 690-7442
    • Mail: US Dept Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.