By Melinda Munson
Helpful Sept. 1, any college student enrolled in the Point out of Alaska Medicaid program is eligible for absolutely free lunch at Skagway City Faculty. The coverage alter is in impact for the 2020-2022 school year as a reaction to the Covid-19 economical disaster.
The faculty does not take part in the National Faculty Lunch Program. Prior to the coverage change, pupils experienced to qualify for the Supplemental Diet Guidance Software (SNAP), typically recognised as food items stamps, to acquire absolutely free lunch. Skagway University lunches are $5 each.
“For a family members with 3 young children who eat lunch at college, that’s $300 a month, so indeed, it aids my spouse and children a good deal,” stated Danielle Arnold, who pointed out that qualifying for Medicaid is much much easier than qualifying for SNAP.
“…To get SNAP, you truly do have to make a quite very low revenue,” she stated.
The method transform was place ahead by College Board President John Hischer. Its next examining passed on Aug. 31. Families should offer proof of Medicaid eligibility, these types of as a duplicate of the child’s Medicaid card, to the entrance office. Free foods commence after Medicaid eligibility is verified.
“No backdating will be allowed,” the Skagway College announcement mentioned.
While the school awaits its $2 million kitchen area rework, college students are served soup, a salad bar and sandwiches, with pizza on Friday.