Policy for Free and Reducted Price Meals

Announces its policy for Free and Reduced Price Meals

by April Adams, Food Service Director

7/7/2016 8:02:52 AM

NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMS. Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting April Adams, 208 S. 13th Street, Murray, KY 42071, 270-753-5700. Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. Children from families whose income is at or below the levels shown may be eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals. Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for Free or Reduced Price Meals, households must complete the application and return it to the school. Only one application is required for all children in the household. Additional copies are available at Murray Board of Education Central Office. An application cannot be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information: • Total household income listed by gross amount received, type of income (e.g., wages, child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household member; • Names of all household members; • Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is correct; and • The last four digits of the social security number of the adult signing the application or the word “NONE” for this household member if he or she does not have a social security number. 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. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. For the purpose of determining household size, deployed military members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service members on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service member’s income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income.

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