Free/Reduced Meal Program
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 your child’s school office. You will be notified by mail of your child’s status. Until notification your child will pay full price for meals.
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. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.