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Free and Reduced Price Materials for 2022-2023
Free and Reduced Lunch application materials and information - Depending on income level, a student may have their lunches paid for, or significantly reduced. In addition to free or reduced meals, students will be eligible for certain scholarships, some reduced school fees, and other benefits. The state provides additional assistance to pay for the breakfast of students eligible for reduced-price lunch. See below for more information and application materials or contact Kara Carlson by emailing email@example.com.
- How Can I Apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals?
Option #1 - Online Application via Skyward - *currently English version only*
- Log onto Skyward Family Access
- In the tabs on the left of the page, click Food Service
- Click Applications
- Add application - select Household Application
- Proceed with the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application.
- Application will be processed within 10 days and will update the school lunch account with a new status.
Option #2 - Paper Application - Print and fill out the materials found below and turn them into your school's office or the School District Office, 285 Blair Avenue.
- 22-23 Solicitud de grupo familiar para recibir comidas gratuitas y de precio reducido - Spanish
- 22-23 Carta a los Grupos Familiares – Spanish
- Who is Eligible for Free and Reduced Price Meals?
- Children from families with incomes at or below 130% of the poverty level are eligible for FREE school meals.
- Children from families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the poverty level are eligible for REDUCED price meals.
- Children from families with incomes over 185% of poverty pay FULL price for their meals.
Further details on income eligibility can be found by following the link found in the 'Letter to Households' below.
- What are Free and Reduced Price Meals?
Depending on income level, a student may have their lunches paid for, or significantly reduced. In addition to free or reduced meals, students will be eligible for certain scholarships, some reduced school fees, and other benefits. The state provides additional assistance to pay for the breakfast of students eligible for reduced-price lunch.
FYI - This assistance is for complete meals only, a separate purchase of 'milk only' will cost all students $.50 regardless of Free and Reduced status.
- When Should I Apply?
You may apply for benefits at any time during the school year. If you should have a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, or become unemployed, or receive Basic Food, TANF, or FDPIR, you may be eligible for benefits and may fill out an application at that time.
ALL applications EXPIRE in OCTOBER of the following school year and ALL must re-apply prior to the October expiration date. (example: a 2021-2022 application will expire in October of 2022).
- Consent to Share
If you qualify for free or reduced-price meals, you may be eligible for other benefits such as discounted fees and services. If you are interested in sharing your eligibility information with other programs, you must fill out this form and return it to your student's school:
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.