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Articles from December 2018

National School Lunch Week is October 15-19

There is “lots2love” about school lunch and that is the theme of this year’s National School Lunch Week.

Cafeterias will be providing free lunches during the week of October 15 to all students to encourage them to try the many nutritional meals cafeterias offer.  The Child Nutrition Department will offer a special menu that includes heart-shaped chicken nuggets, soft pretzels, and potatoes.

All meals are prepared to federal nutritional guidelines and include whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. The menus are specifically designed to provide nutritious meals for growing children. Visit for more information.



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Administrators Honored with Pinnacle of Leadership Award

In September, the Governing Board recognized three Laveen administrators with the district’s Pinnacle of Leadership award. Congratulations to Network Supervisor Butch Neal, Desert Meadows School Principal J.P. Ketcham, and Rogers Ranch School Asst. Principal Asia DeRosa!

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Discounted Lunch Prices Available to Qualifying Families

Laveen schools serve free or reduced-price lunches to families that qualify based on income requirements.

Families must reapply annually. If you qualified last year your eligibility expires September 17. Please reapply at or complete a paper application at your school’s front office or cafeteria.  All families are encouraged to apply. Applications are processed year round and are kept confidential.

Families that meet federal income levels may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Lunches are currently priced at $2.30; the reduced price is $.40. Breakfast is served free to all students, regardless of eligibility, before school each day.

In addition to receiving a discount on meal prices, completed applications provide additional funds to the district in the form of grant money. Funding for prevention programs, parent training, and interventions for students in reading and math is often based on the number of students qualified for free or reduced–price lunch.

Visit our Child Nutrition page for more information.

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Governing Board Calls for Override Election in November 2018

The Laveen Elementary School District currently has in place a 10% District Additional Assistance budget limit override as approved by voters in 2012. This was formerly known as a capital override. This override will expire June 30, 2020. The Governing Board has called for an election in November 2018 to ask residents if they will renew this override beginning July 1, 2019.

Visit our DAA Override page for more information.

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