Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.
Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.
Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.
Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.
The 2018-19 meal application is now available online. The process is safe, secure, private, and available anytime, anywhere. Paper applications are available at each school or the Education Service Center and can returned at any school or the Education Service Center. Only one application per house-hold needs to be completed. If you currently receive food stamps and/or TANF benefits, you should receive a letter from us stating that you are automatically qualified for meal benefits. If the letter you receive does not reflect all students in your household, please contact our office at 773-3171.
New students to the district will need to fill out an application in order to receive benefits.
If you have any questions regarding this process, please call Sue Dunn at 773-3171.