Free & Reduced Lunch Benefits
If you prefer a paper Free and Reduced Lunch application please request it from your school cafeteria manager.
Free and Reduced price meals are available to students whose families meet the income guidelines located on the application. In order to qualify for meal benefits for the new school year, a new application must be submitted after July 1st 2019 to our department. Without a new application, your current benefits will EXPIRE on September 30, 2019. This means the student will need to pay for their meals if a new application is not completed for the school year.
If you qualify for free meals, a student is allowed one free breakfast and one free lunch. The reduced meal cost is: $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch at all schools and grade levels.
The information you provide is entirely confidential and will only be used to determine your child(ren) eligibility to receive free or reduced meal prices. We treat all our students with dignity and respect in which your student will not be singled out or identified as receiving free or reduced price meals. All students have a PIN number and students are not identified as receiving free or reduced meals.
We recommend applying online, however paper meal applications will be available in your schools main office.
The following schools participate in a federal program called Breakfast in the Classroom in which students receive a free breakfast everyday, Cotton Belt Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, and Harold C Johnson Elementary School.
In accordance with Federal 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, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, and 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.osio.usda.gov/document/ad-3027, 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:
mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442;
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.