Free & Reduced Meal Application 21
Application for Free & Reduced Meals
Posted on 07/14/2020
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July 2020

 

Fort Zumwalt School District announced its revised free and reduced price policy for school children unable to pay the full price of meals served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. Free & Reduced Application

 

Local education officials have adopted the following family-size income criteria for deterĀ­mining eligibility:

 

Household

Maximum Household Income

Maximum Household Income

Size

Eligible for Free Meals

Eligible for Reduced Price Meals

 

Annually

Monthly

Weekly

Annually

Monthly

Weekly

1

$16,588

$1,383

$319

$23,606

$1,968

$454

2

22,412

1,868

431

31,894

2,658

614

3

28,236

2,353

543

40,182

3,349

773

4

34,060

2,839

655

48,470

4,040

933

5

39,884

3,324

767

56,758

4,730

1,092

6

45,708

3,809

879

65,046

5,421

1,251

7

51,532

4,295

991

73,334

6,112

1,411

8

57,356

4,780

1,103

81,622

6,802

1,570

Each add’l

 

 

 

 

 

 

member

+ 5,824

+ 486

+ 112

+ 8,288

+ 691

+ 160

 

Children from families whose current income is at or below those shown are eligible for free or reduced price meals.  Applications are available at the school office.  To apply, fill out a Free and Reduced Price School Meals Family Application and return it to the school.  The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility.  Applications may be submitted any time during the school year.  A complete application is required as a condition of eligibility.  A complete application includes: (1) household income from all sources or Food Stamp/TANF case number, (2) names of all household members, and (3) the signature and last four digits of social security number or indication of no social security number of adult household member signing the application.  School officials may verify current income at any time during the school year.

 

Foster children may be eligible regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside.

 

If a family member becomes unemployed or if family size changes, the family should contact the school to file a new application.  Such changes may make the children of the family eligible for these benefits. 

 

Households will be notified of their children’s eligibility status for free or reduced price meals.  If any children were not listed on the eligibility notice for families receiving SNAP, TANF or FDPIR, the household should contact the school to have free meal benefits extended to those children.   

 

If any child(ren) was not listed on the eligibility notice, the household should contact the LEA or school to have free meal benefits extended to that child(ren).

 

Under the provisions of the policy, the Free/Reduced Coordinator will review the applications and determine eligibility.  If a parent is dissatisfied with the ruling of the determining official, they may wish to discuss the decision with the hearing official on an informal basis or he/she may make a request either orally or in writing to the Deputy Superintendent of Fort Zumwalt School District. Hearing procedures are outlined in the policy.  A complete copy of the policy is on file in each school and in the central office where any interested party may review it.

 

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