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Free/Reduced Meals

FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS



The National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs as administered by West
Jasper School District provides free and reduced price meals for children who qualify.
Students from households who receive food stamps and/or Temporary Aid to Needy
Families (TANF) may be eligible for direct certification. Students approved by direct
certification are not required to have an application on file.



Application forms are sent home the first day of school with a letter to parents or
guardians. To apply for free or reduced price meals, parents of students not approved by
direct certification must fill out the application and return it to the school as soon as
possible. Additional copies are available in the school office and the central office.
Children from households with an income of less than or equal to the income criteria may
by eligible for either free or reduced price meals.



IMPORTANT: A new application must be filled out at the beginning of each school
year in order for meal benefits to continue. Meal benefits begin on the day the
application is approved at the Child Nutrition Office and continue throughout the school
year in which the application is approved, the summer, and approximately the first thirty
days of the next school year. Any student that does not have a current application on file
with our school district will be unable to receive meal benefits after the first of September
of each academic year.



If you have any questions, please contact Dawn M. Seay, the Child Nutrition Director, at
601-764-3018 ext. 108.