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Altura Elementary
1650 Altura Blvd.
Aurora, CO 80011 [map]
Fax: 303-326-1204
Shannon Blackard
Paul Tancrede
Asst. Principal
Rita Affleck
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Welcome to Altura Elementary!

Altura Wildcats!



Altura Positive Behavior Principles

  • R = Responsible -  I act with honesty and integrity. I am prepared and in charge of my own behavior.
  • O = Outstanding - I persevere and work toward excellence in everything I do, even when it’s challenging.
  • A = Always Safe - I make choices that keep me and others safe!
  • R = Respectful -    I take pride in myself, my attitude, my environment, and the way I treat people.

APS Vision:

To graduate every student with the choice to attend college without remediation.

Altura’s Mission:

All students will gain the knowledge, values, and skills to excel as learners in order to meet or exceed standards and contribute to their community as responsible, outstanding, safe and respectful citizens.

2014-2015 School Hours
8:35 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.

1650 Altura Boulevard
Aurora, Co. 80011
Phone: 303-340-3500
Fax: 303-326-1204

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2014-15 Nutrition Services Meal Price Increases for Paid Meals

The chart below outlines meal price increases that will take effect on July 1, 2014, for both lunch and breakfast. 









2013-14 Full-paid

Increase Amount

2014-15 Full-paid

2013-14 Full-paid

Increase Amount

2014-15 Full-paid








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Sack Milk






Breakfast price increase required by increased costs


Nutrition Services has experienced a substantial increase in food costs.  We are adding 11 more breakfast after the bell sites.  To help cover those increased costs, full paid breakfasts will increase by 20 cents.


Increased costs for insurance contribute to meal price increases.  Worker’s Compensation insurance for Nutrition Services staff will increase by

39 percent. Health insurance costs will increase due to general premium increases and fees charged by the Affordable Health Care Act.  Both of these line items will greatly impact the budget for Nutrition Services.


Lunch price increase required by federal rules


Effective July 2011, the interim rule entitled, “National School Lunch Program: School Food Service Account Revenue Amendments Related to Section 205 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010” requires that School Food Authorities (SFA) ensure that sufficient funds are provided to the nonprofit school food service account for lunches served to students not eligible for free or reduced priced meals.


The provision requires that each SFA compares the average price charged to the “paid students” to the federal reimbursement rate for free meals.  If the average paid lunch price is less than the difference, the SFA must adjust its prices or provide for non-federal funding to cover that amount.

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