Parents with a total current household income is within the limits may have children eligible for either free or reduced-price meals.
They may apply by completing the application forms sent home with a letter to parents. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office in each school.
The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility. The information on the application may be verified at any time during the program year. Applications may be submitted any time during the school year.
In accordance with program regulations school officials will be verifying the income of some households at some time during the school year. Selected households will be requested to provide income documentation in order to continue receiving free and reduced-price meals.
The social security number must be provided for the primary wage earner or household member who signs the application. Aliens ineligible for social security numbers should indicate their status on the application.
In certain cases, foster children are also eligible for these benefits. If a family has such children living with them and wishes to apply for such meals for them, they should contact the school.
In the operation of child feeding programs, no child will be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, national origin, age or disability.
All questions on the free and reduced-price application must be completed. Failure to include information on household members, income or food stamp case number, information on social security, and the signature of an adult household member will result in the denial of benefits.