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2017-2018 PUBLIC MEDIA RELEASE FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS

posted Jun 8, 2017, 9:34 AM by Kristin Hernandez   [ updated Jun 8, 2017, 9:36 AM ]
Children eating lunch at school.


Apple Valley Unified School District announces its policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and/or Afterschool Snack Program. Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household income is less than or equal to the federal guidelines.

 

Free

Eligibility Scale for

Lunch, Breakfast, and Milk

Reduced-Price

Eligibility Scale for

Lunch and Breakfast

Household size

Year

Month

Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Week

Year

Month

Twice

Per

Month

Every Two Weeks

Week

1

$ 15,678

$ 1,307

$   654

$  603

$  302

$ 22,311

$ 1,860

$   930

$   859

$  430

2

21,112

1,760

880

812

406

30,044

2,504

1,252

1,156

578

3

26,546

2,213

1,107

1,021

511

37,777

3,149

1,575

1,453

727

4

31,980

2,665

1,333

1,230

615

45,510

3,793

1,897

1,751

876

5

37,414

3,118

1,559

1,439

720

53,243

4,437

2,219

2,048

1,024

6

42,848

3,571

1,786

1,648

824

60,976

5,082

2,541

2,346

1,173

7

48,282

4,024

2,012

1,857

929

68,709

5,726

2,863

2,643

1,322

8

53,716

4,477

2,239

2,066

1,033

76,442

6,371

3,186

2,941

1,471

For each additional family member, add:

 

$  5,434

$    453

$   227

$   209

$    105

$  7,733

$    645

$    323

$   298

$   149


Households do not need to turn in an application when the household receives a notification letter saying that all children automatically qualify for free meals when any household member receives benefits from CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR. Children who meet the definition of foster, homeless, migrant, or runaway, and children enrolled in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals. Contact school officials if any child in the household is not on the notification letter. The household must let school officials know if they do not want to receive free or reduced-price meals.

Meal applications are available online at family.titank12.com/KJEACE , in school offices and at the Nutrition Office at 22974 Bear Valley Road, Apple Valley, CA 92308. A letter informing parents or guardians of the availability of free and reduced price meals is sent to all families in the parent packet.  Households that want to apply for meal benefits, must fill out one application for all children in the household. For a simple and secure method to apply, use our online application at family.titank12.com/KJEACE. For families unable to apply online, a paper application may be obtained at the school site or Nutrition Office. Contact the Nutrition Services office at 760-247-8001x336, 352, or 416 for help filling out the application. The Nutrition Office will let you know if your application is approved or denied for free or reduced-price meals. 

Households may turn in an application at any time during the school year. If you are not eligible now, but your household income goes down, household size goes up, or a household member starts receiving CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR, you may turn in an application at that time. Information given on the application will be used to determine eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school officials. The last four digits of the Social Security number from any adult household or checking that you do not have a Social Security number is required if you include income on the application.

Households that receive Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) benefits, may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals by filling out an application.

Foster children are eligible for free meals and may be included as a household member if the foster family chooses to also apply for the non-foster children on the same application. Including foster children as a household member may help the non-foster children qualify for free or reduced-price meals. If the non-foster children are not eligible, this does not keep foster children from receiving free meals.

Your child’s eligibility status from last school year will continue into the new school year for up to 30 school days or until the school processes your new application, or your child is otherwise certified for free or reduced-price meals. After the 30 school days, your child will have to pay full price for meals, unless the household receives a notification letter for free or reduced-price meals. School officials do not have to send reminder or expired eligibility notices.

If you do not agree with the decision or results of verification, you may discuss it with school officials. You also have the right to a fair hearing, which may be requested by calling or writing the hearing official: Rose Stark, 22974 Bear Valley Road, Apple Valley CA 92308, 760-247-8001.

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.
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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

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