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Free and Reduced Meals

 Free and Reduced Meals

The free and reduced-price meal program is confidential, easy, can help your budget, and may increase school funding.

This program is open to all—discrimination prohibited.

**On-Line Applications** On-line applications are available through your parent portal. To access, open your parent portal, choose a student.  Scroll down to the heading Family. Click on Applications/Form.  The next page starts the online process.

** APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING BELOW.  APPLICATIONS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE, AT YOUR STUDENT'S SCHOOL, AND THE DISTRICT'S MAIN OFFICE (the EAC). **

**Processing takes 3 to 7 days for both on-line and paper applications, please refer to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal Message Inbox for your Approval / Denial Letter. Please note that the Approval / Denial Letter will only go to the person's parent portal who signed the application. If you cannot print your letter, please contact Kim Price at 719-234-1416 to have one mailed to you.

 

**Regular Applications: For all schools (EXCEPT Pine Creek High School and the Academy Online High School, please use the Family Eco Survey for these two schools).

 

**NOTE**  It is important to read the "Letter to Households" and "Instructions" in the Application packet, but you only need to print the last three (3) pages. 

 

**Please Note** Print applications in the Landscape Format.  If printer margins are outside the normal range, please select yes to continue.

 

2017-2018 Complete Application Packet, English

2017-2018 Complete Application Packet, Spanish

 

**Alternate Applications**: Family Economic Survey, For Pine Creek, and the Academy Online high school.

**Please Note** Print applications in the Landscape Format.  If printer margins are outside the normal range, please select yes to continue.

 

17-18 Family E S- Complete Application English.pdf

17-18 Family E S-Complete Application Spanish.pdf

 

For Households Already approved for the 2017-2018 School year.

 

Information Release Forms:  These forms give the F & R Meal Program your written permission to share your eligibility status (free, reduced or paid), with other school programs.  Submitting this form will not change whether your children get free or reduced price meals. Understand that sharing this information does not ensure that school/district fees for the items selected will be reduced or waived and that I must contact the specific program at each of my student(s)' schools to determine if free and reduced meal status is a consideration for elimination/reduction of fees.

 

**Please Note** Print release forms in the Landscape Format.  If printer margins are outside the normal range, please select yes to continue.

 

17-18 Information Release - English.pdf

17-18 Information Release - Spanish.pdf

 

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential childcare institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.

The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.

Non-discrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.

To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;