Free And Reduced Meals
How to Apply for Free or Reduced Price Meals
The quickest way to apply for free and reduced price meal benefits is to apply online here with MySchoolApps . The application can be complete from the comfort of your own home/laptop or computer. AES parents please note that you will need to fill out a paper copy of the application as AES does not use the same operating system and your child will not be found in MSA.
You can select your preferred/primary language when you click on any of the links to MySchoolApps. Please see below on where to change that setting before starting your application. To help you know what your results should be ahead of time you can also check out the income eligibility form or use the calculator located in the tab to the right.
The paper applications and instructions are located under the tab called Free and Reduced applications on the right hand of this page or (if you do not have access to a computer) have the applications readily available at each school in the front/admin office.
Properly Completing Applications
**Please see Free and Reduced Frequently asked questions on the right side of this page to help answer specific questions you may have when filling out an application or If you need help filling out the application or if you have questions, call Food Services at (307) 732-3757/ email email@example.com.
You only need to complete one application per family. Every family who wishes to apply must submit a new application each school year. If using paper applications, return it to the school or nutrition services for review. You will be notified by email within 10 school days if you qualify for free or reduced price meals. Until you receive notification, you are required to pay the full cost of the meal.
Families should list all children on one application and turn in 1 application per family and it will be reviewed with a determination for the family.
Monthly Gross income (before taxes & deductions) is the income used for the free and reduced application. Income is to be counted from ALL persons living in the same household.
Incomplete applications will delay approval. Please take care to provide all the necessary information.
If your student changes schools within TCSD1, their Free/Reduced status will automatically transfer to the new school within the district.
If you transfer into TCSD1 from another district and were qualified for free/reduced meals in the other district, you will need to complete a new application for TCSD1.
General Information about Free & Reduced Price Meals
School officials may check the information on the application at any time during the year. You may be asked to send written evidence to verify the information submitted on the meal application form.
You may apply for free or reduced meal benefits at any time throughout the school year. If you are not eligible now, but have a change (such as decreased income, increased household size, unemployment), please fill out an application at that time.
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Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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