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Apply for Educational Benefits

Did you know that Valentine Hills depends on funding we receive based on the number of families that qualify for educational benefits (formerly known as free & reduced).  For the 22-23 school year, 47.5%  of our students qualified for educational benefits.  Recent legislation  is now allowing us to offer free breakfast and lunch for ALL students.  As a result of this, many families are choosing to not apply for educational benefits.


This is how the Valentine Hills’ Community benefits:

  • Staffing for EL & Intervention Teachers

  • Staffing Supervisory Paras during breakfast, lunch,& recess

  • Funds for educational software for students to use at school such as Flocabulary & Reading A to Z.

  • Professional Development for Staff 

  • Culture Night & ISI (Instructional Social Interaction) Events


This is how you benefit if your family qualifies:

  • Previously received free or reduced meal prices

  • Free busing if under 2 miles

  • Free or reduced internet fees

  • Free or Reduced Band/Orchestra Instrument Rental fees

  • Families with older students can also receive free or reduced fees on school activities, test fees & college applications

  • Free Snack Pack Program


Please help all of us by applying today!  To apply on-line, click here.  Paper copies are also available in the school office.  Contact Mary Lawrence to request a paper application.