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Meal Applications

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 any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

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. An application is not needed yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.

Free and reduced price lunch applications are available on this page, at each school, and are distributed to parents and families at the beginning of each school year. Applications may be completed at any time during the school year as family income and circumstances change. Only one application is necessary per family. If your family receives a direct certification letter stating your child already qualifies for free lunch, no application is needed. Simply sign the waiver form and return it to the school. These letters are mailed out around the second week of August. 

Applications are confidential and subject to strict approval and verification according to state and federal guidelines. If you have any questions or concerns about the free and reduced-priced breakfast and lunch program, contact your child’s school or Food Service Director, Mrs. Stacey Bettis, at (330) 871-1339. 

State law mandates that students who qualify for a “free” lunch are not required to pay school fees, as long as the parent agrees to share the free and reduced meal application with school officials.