Message from MHSD 193
The Idaho Legislature passed HB790 this session, and it has now been signed by the Governor. The bill includes a formula for distributing $72 million in Literacy Funding to K-3rd graders partially based on their Idaho Reading Indicator test scores, comparing Spring 2021 to Spring 2022. There is also additional funding for a student identified as economically disadvantaged. As you know, school breakfasts and lunches have been free for all students the past two years, so we were not required to collect Free and Reduced Applications. The USDA Food Service Program has recently announced that all meals will no longer be free for all students starting in August, so we will once again be asking families to complete those forms.