Free and reduced-price meals are still very important!
All School Sites, please put the following message out every week in your weekly communications and put it on your websites for the entire month. We will also do a District level messaging push as well. Even if we can move our percentages up 2% to pre-covid levels, it would help!
All Secondary Level Message
Please Help Increase Our School Funding by Filling Out This Application!
Although school meals are now free to all students, the application for free and reduced-price meals is still very important. School funding depends in part on the number of students at our school that qualify for free or reduced-price meals. With all students now eating for free, fewer families are completing the application and our school is at risk of losing much-needed educational funds. Plus, students that qualify for free or reduced-price meals may also be missing out on discounts on bus transportation, home internet, SAT and AP tests, and college application fees!
Even if you did not qualify before but your income has changed, you may qualify. For example, children from a family of four are eligible if the total gross (pre-tax) household income is less than $4,279 per month, or less than $51,338 per year. Household income information is confidential and applying online is quick and easy. Apply online at MySchoolApps.com, or pick up a paper application in the school office.