HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Last year Huntsville City Schools took a new approach to free and reduced lunch.
"The US Department of Agriculture, State Department of Human Resources, State Department of Education, and Huntsville City Schools started qualifying areas based on census data," explained Superintendent Casey Wardynski.
That means in certain qualifying schools breakfast and lunch are always free to every student.
In Huntsville, there are 12 schools that do not qualify for this program.
- Goldsmith Schiffman Elementary
- Hampton Cove Elementary
- Hampton Cove Middle
- Monte Sano Elementary
- Blossomwood Elementary
- Jones Valley Elementary
- Huntsville Jr. High
- Huntsville High
- Challenger Elementary
- Challenger Middle
- Mountain Gap P-8
- Weatherly Heights Elementary
- Chaffee Elementary School
In order to qualify at these schools, parents have to be proactive. Applications can be picked up in the school's front office. Once it's turned in, thee student can be approved for free or reduced lunch.
This chart outlines the income eligibility guidelines.