Free and Reduced Meals
Students from households who receive food stamps and/or Temporary Aid to
Needy Families (TANF) and who have a social security number on file at the
school may be eligible for direct certification. Students approved by direct
certification are not required to have an application on file.
Application forms are sent home the first week of school with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free or reduced price meals, parents of students not approved by direct certification must fill out the application and return it to the school as soon as possible. Additional copies are available in the principal’s office.
Children from households with incomes of less than or equal to the income criteria may be eligible for either free or reduced priced meals.
Important: A new application must be filled out at the beginning of each school year in order for meal benefits to continue. Meal benefits begin on the day the application is approved at the Child Nutrition Office and continue throughout the school year in which the application is approved, the summer, and approximately the first thirty days of next school year. Any student that does not have a current application on file with our school district will be unable to receive meal benefits after the first of September of each academic year