ADE Announces Reduced Price Meals Subsidy
The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) announced that it will allocate pandemic relief funds to waive the cost of reduced price lunches ($0.40) for Arizona families. This means that if you qualify for reduced price meals, they will be FREE starting January 9. There is no need to complete an additional application. Charges accrued prior to January 9 must still be paid. If you have not completed a meal application for this school year yet please do so at family.titank12.com.
Children spend 12 years of their youth in school developing minds, bodies, and attitudes in preparation for life. They spend six to seven hours daily in school, influenced daily by the experiences that shape lives and ultimately the future. The Child Nutrition Program is an essential part of the total education provided to our students. Based on the premise that well-nourished students are better prepared to learn, the Child Nutrition & Wellness Department plays a vital role on the educational team of the school.
During the school year, our department:
- Provides an average of 5,000 lunch meals at 8 schools in the district.
- Provides Breakfast-in-the-Classroom district-wide.
- Provides catering services for special functions throughout the district.
- Has Registered Dietitians available to answer nutrition-related questions.
- Continues to analyze & update menus in order to meet dietary guidelines.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
fax: (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Erin Bronner, RD, SNS - Child Nutrition and Wellness Director
Rick Hall - District Food Service Manager of Operations
Britni O'Connell, RDN - District Food Service Manager of Nutrition