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+ GOODBYE, PETE First Hispanic CAD director dies. - Page 2C Hays Free Press May 3, 2017 Page 3B BYSAMANTHASMITH A love for pugs and an equal love for her school led Barton Middle School teacher Alisha Homann, along with others, to give an injured pup a special- ized wheelchair and a new lease on life. Homaim said the pur- suit began in November 2016 when her mother, Debbie Homann, fostered Polly through the Pug Rescue of Austin. Polly had been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, which caused limitations in her hind legs. Homann said Polly can walk on her own but increasingly needs assis- tance and can't run. Debbie and Alisha Homann, who have been volunteers with Pug Rescue of Austin for two years, said there was no hesitation on their part when agreeing to foster Polly, even with her dis- ability. "We don't get a lot of history when we agree to foster a dog, but we want- ed to give her the love and attention she deserves," Homann said. Inspired by the special needs Polly has, Alisha Homann turned to stu- dents at Barton Middle School's "Genius Hour" to find a way to help Polly PHOTOS COURTESY OF ALISHA HOMANN walk on her own. Genius Hour is where students have a chance to solve problems by trial and er- ror, Homann said, After consulting with Chris Glenn, Barton's POLLY ON THE GO, 4B rise BY MOSES LEOS III increase would not af- fect students who are on A ten-cent increase in the free or reduced lunch the price of school lunch program. is on the horizon for Hays The increase is the CISD students as district federal minimum school leaders attempt to keep districts can raise lunch pacewith federal man- prices under the section dates regulating the cost. The move, which was approved by the board of trustees April 27, would add to the cost of school lunch for students who pay full price for their meals. Michael Thibodaux, Hays CISD director of child nutrition, said the 2015 of the Healthy, Hun- ger Free Kids Act (HHKA) of 2010. That section, called the Equity in School Lunch Pricing, requires partici- pant districts in the lunch program to increase meal prices if the price charged for the meal is less than the difference between The increase is the federal mini- mum school districts can raise lunch prices under the section 2015 of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act (HHKA) of 2010. reimbursement rates for free and paid meals, ac- cording to district docu- ments. Based on the formula used by the federal gov- ernment, Hays CISD would need to increase lunch prices by 36 cents to make up the gap be- tween what students pay in full price and free lunch reimbursement. Thibodaux said the government allows districts to incremen- tally raise the price by ten cents. Hays CISD has raised the price for those who pay lunch in full by ten cents for the past two years. "They understand to jump the price by 36 cents would be too much of an economic burden," Thibodaux said. When it comes to the price of lunch, Hays CISD attempts to stay com- petitive with neighbor- ing school districts with similar socioeconomic demographics. While the district has "robust participation" in its lunch program, roughly 50 percent of the district is considered eco- nomically disadvantaged. Those students often qualify for the free and re- duced lunch program of- fered by the government. Hemphill Elementary, located in east Kyle, has the highest number of students on the free or re- duced lunch program. Students who are eco- nomically disadvantaged participate at a "higher LUNCH PRICE INCREASE, 4B Lunch and Breakfast price increases since ELEMENTARY 2013 Paid Red. 2012-13 Breakfast $1.25 .30 Lunch $2.10 .40 2013-14 Breakfast 1.25 .30 Lunch 2.20- .40 2014-15 Breakfast 1.25 .30 Lunch 2.30 .40 2015-16 Breakfast 1.25 .30 Lunch 2.40 .40 2016-17 Breakfast 1.25 .30 Lunch 2.50 .40 2017-18 Breakfast 1.25 .30 Lunch 2.60 .40 SECONDARY Paid Red. 2012-13 Breakfast $1.35 .30 Lunch $2.30 .40 2013-14 Breakfast 1.35 .30 Lunch 2.40 .40 2014-15 Breakfast 1.35 .30 I 'unch 2:50 .40 2015-16 Breakfast 1.35 .30 Lunch 2.60 .40 2016-17 Breakfast 1.35 .30 Lunch 2.70 .40 2017-18 Breakfast 1.35 .30 Lunch 2.80 .40 HAYS HIGH SCHOOL JJAEP LIVE OAK ACADEMY LEHMAN HIGHSCHOOL BARTON MIDDLE SCHOOL DAHLSTROM MIDDLE SCHOOL WALLACE MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPA MIDDLE SCHOOL SIMON MIDDLE SCHOOL MCCORMICK MIDDLE SCHOOL KYLE ELEMENTARY TOM GREEN ELEMENTARY Student Fall Enrollment by Campus by Economic Disadvantage O0 - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 1,762 BUDA 00 - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 01 - Eligible for free meals 722 ELEMENTARY 01 - Eligible for free meals 02 - Eligible for reduced-price meals 166 02 - Eligible for reduced-price meals Total Enrollment 2,650 Total Enrollment Total Percent Eco Dis 33.51% Total Percent Eco Dis 0O - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 01 - Eligible for free meals 02 - Eligible for reduced-price meals Total Enrollment Total Percent Eco Dis 1 ELM GROVE 00 - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 0 ELEMENTARY 01 - Eligible for free meals 1 02 - Eligible for reduced-price meals 2 Total Enrollment 50.00% Total Percent Eco Dis 00 - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 01 - Eligible for free meals 02 - Eligible for reduced-price meals Total Enrollment Total Percent Eco Dis 105 FUENTES O0 - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 83 ELEMENTARY 01 - Eligible for free meals 11 02 - Eligible for reduced-price meals 199 Total Enrollment 47.24% Total Percent Eco Dis O0 - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 01 - Eligible for free meals 02 - Eligible for reduced-price meals Total Enrollment Total Percent Eco Dis 1,045 HEMPHILL O0 - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 1,135 ELEMENTARY 01 - Eligible for free meals 231 02 - Eligible for reduced-price meals 2,411 Total Enrollment 56.66% Total Percent Eco Dis 00 - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 01 - Eligible for free meals 02 - Eligible for reduced-price meals Total Enrollment Total Percent Eco Dis 497 TOBIAS 00 - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 124 ELEMENTARY 01 - Eligible for free meals 38 02 - Eligible for reduced-price meals 659 Total Enrollment 24.58% Total Percent Eco Dis 00 - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 01 - Eligible for free meals 02 - Eligible for reduced-price meals Total Enrollment Total Percent Eco Dis 757 NEGLEY 00 - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 99 ELEMENTARY 01 - Eligible for free meals 14 02 - Eligible for reduced-price meals 870 Total Enrollment 12.99% Total Percent Eco Dis 0O - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 01 - Eligible for free meals 02 - Eligible for reduced-price meals Total Enrollment Total Percent Eco Dis 365 SCIENCE HALL 00 - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 335 ELEMENTARY 01 - Eligible for free meals 90 02 - Eligible for reduced-price meals 790 Total Enrollment 53.80% Total Percent Eco Dis 00 - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 01 - Eligible for free meals 02 - Eligible for reduced- )rice meals Total Enrollment Total Percent Eo Dis 302 BLANCO VISTA 00 - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 405 ELEMENTARY 01 - Eligible for flee meals 88 02 - Eligible for reduced-price meals 795 Total Enrollment 62.01% Total Percent Eco Dis 00 - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 01 - Eligible for free meals 02 - Eligible for reduced- )rice meals Total Enrollment Total Percent Eco Dis 00 -" Not identified as economically disadvantaged 01 - Eligible for free meals 02 - Eligible for reduced- )rice meals Total Enrollment Total Percent Eco Dis 149 CAMINO REAL 0O - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 465 ELEMENTARY 01 - Eligible for free meals 86 02 - Eligible for reduced-price meals 700 Total Enrollment 78.71% Total Percent Eco Dis 205 CARPENTER HILL 00 - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 373 ELEMENTARY 01 - Eligible for free meals 80 02 - Eligible re( reduced-price meals 658 Total Enrollment 68.84% Total Percent Eco Dis 00 - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 01 - Eligible for free meals 02 - Eligible for reduced- )rice meals Total Enrollment Total Percent Eco Dis 00 - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 01 - Eligible for free meals 02 - Eligible for reduced-price meals Total Enrollment Total Percent Eco Dis 369 PFLUGER 00 - Not identified as economically disadvantaged 270 ELEMENTARY 01 - Eligible for free meals 47 02 - Eligible for reduced-price meals 686 Total Enrollment 46.21% Total Percent Eco Dis 303 350 83 736 68.83% TOTAL DISTRICT ENROLLMENT 337 182 41 560 39.82% 713 72 19 8O4 11.32% 291 282 75 648 55.09% 85 681 85 851 90.01% 371 292 58 721 48.54% 633 112 49 794 20.28% 206 488 81 775 73.42% 294 411 87 792 62.88% 107 584 93 754 55.35% 604 68 27 699 13.59% 365 237 90 692 47.25% 19,276 + t: iii il