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.