Free and Reduced Lunch Program

Eligibility

Please keep in mind that prior year eligibility for free and reduced priced meals may be used ONLY through October 20, 2017. This includes children whose eligibility was determined from income and categorical applications as well as through direct certification. As of October 20th, the eligibility of children who have not provided a newly approved application or new direct certification letter for the 2017-2018 school year, reverts to the full price category.

A new eligibility determination in the current year supersedes the carry-over eligibility. For example, if a student is determined eligible for reduced-price for the new school year benefits, the free meal eligibility for the prior school year discontinues as soon as the household is notified of the new reduced price eligibility.

Remember eligibility approvals are not retroactive. If a child doesn't submit a new approvable application for example, until October 30th, the child's eligibility from October 20th through October 30th is in the paid or full priced category.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding our school lunch program, please contact your school.