All school meals will continue to be free through September 30, 2021. The school district will still need all families to fill out an Application for Educational Benefits beginning August 9, 2021, for the following school year.
We encourage all families to complete the Application for Educational Benefits each year; you may know this as the free and reduced meal form.
You can complete the application online or request a paper copy. Each year a paper copy is mailed out in August but we understand, this year especially, that your family’s financial situation may have changed. You can fill out a new form any time your family’s income changes.
This form not only determines benefits for students and families such as no-cost meals at school but also provides free bus cards, discounted internet service, discounted/no-cost early childhood classes and scholarships for summer camps and childcare centers, discounted field trips, standardized test fee waivers, and sports team scholarships and fee waivers.
It also impacts your school’s funding and the district’s budget, including state and federal dollars that may be used for administration, social workers, family liaisons, and so much more!