| ||Regular Student||Reduced Price Student||2nd & Subsequent Student|
|Breakfast||$ 0.35 (No Change)||$ 0.20 (No Change)||$ 1.50 (Increase of $1.15)|
|Lunch||$ 1.25 (Increase of $0.25)||$ 0.20 (No Change)||$ 4.00 (Increase of $3.00)|
- What’s the Free & Reduced Meal Program?
The state and federal government subsidizes meals for students who qualify under the Free & Reduced Meal Program. An completed application must be submitted to qualify. The government ONLY subsidizes the FIRST breakfast and the FIRST lunch/wiki/salad. ALL STUDENTS pay the regular price for seconds.
- Why Apply?
ALL PARENTS are encouraged to complete the application. If you know you do not qualify, please draw a line across the application and write, "INELIGIBLE", sign it and return to to school. Based on the information on the application, your child may qualify for a free or reduced priced meal. Also, because enough parents qualified one year, we received funds under the Title I program to run special programs to assist our students. Free & reduced meal program students should check with their counselor. Students in this program have paid less when registering for the SAT exam or AP exams. (7/30/07 Update)
- Where to Get an Application to the Free & Reduced Meal Program?
Each student will receive an Application to the Free & Reduced Meal Program in their packet of information on the first day of school. The main office will also have a few for those who lose their application.
- Grace Period for Public School Students Who Qualified Last Year:
Public school students, who participated in the Free & Reduced Meal Status Program last school year, have a grace period to submit and be approved for the Free & Reduced Meal Program, so there would not be any disruption in benefits. After that, his/her lunch status will be changed to Paid.
Please note that the deadline is Sept. 12,2007 for meal applications approval/denial. Status change will be on the 13th of Sept. Also note that there will be absolutely no credit extended if a student does not have enough or no money on their account. (7/30/07 Update)
- Where to Submit the Completed Application to the Free & Reduced Meal Program?
&nsbp   Students should submit their completed application to the Main Office.
- How Long Does It Take to Get Approval?
The state processes the applications and will send out approval/denial letters. Once the school is notified, the Ticket Clerk will make the appropriate changes to the student's meal status. The cafeteria registers deduct the correct amount each time the card is scanned.
- Cost for Reduced Status Students
Reduced meal status students pays $.20 for their first breakfast and $.20 for their first wiki or salad bar or lunch daily. ALL students pay the regular price for SECOND MEALS taken.
- Cost for Free Status Students
Of course, the free meal status students pay nothing for their first breakfast and first wiki/lunch/salad each day. They will, however, pay the regular price for second meals. For an example, if a student gets a Wiki during the morning recess, he/she will have to pay the regular price ($4.00), if he gets a Salad or hot Lunch during the lunch recess. The Wiki is counted as a Lunch. (7/1/07 Increase of $3.00)