The DC State Education Office today announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for needy children. Under the National School Lunch/Breakfast/and Special Milk Programs, the schools listed at the link below are eligible to provide these meals. A copy of this policy is on file at the State Education Office and may be reviewed by any interested party.
Application forms are being sent to the homes of enrolled children with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free or reduced price meals, households should fill out the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal's office in each school; applications may also be retrieved online.
The information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program officials.
For the school officials to determine eligibility, households receiving food stamps or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) must list the child’s name, their food stamp or TANF case number and the signature of an adult household member. Households not receiving food stamps or TANF must provide the following information:
- Names of all household members;
- A social security number of the adult who signs the application; or
- A statement that the household member does not have a social security number;
- The amount and type of income received by each household member (such as wages, child support, etc.); and
- The signature of an adult household member certifying that the information provided is correct.