School system releases current meal policyBy Staff Reports Published 12:43pm Friday, August 31, 2012
If a household’s total current income is within the limits listed above, children may be eligible for either free or reduced-price meals.
Parents 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, will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility and 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 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 last four digits of 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.