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Pandemic-Related Free Meals Program to End December 31st

Submitted by Regional School District 17

(December 1, 2022) —The Free Meals program created during the Covid-19 pandemic will come to an end on December 31, 2022. The funds District 17 received from the SMART Fund Grant had allowed the District to offer free meals to all students. As of January 3, 2023, and for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year, RSD 17 will begin charging households that are eligible for reduced-price and full-paid meals as follows:

Elementary Schools: Breakfast, $2.50, Lunch, $3.25, Reduced Breakfast, $.30, Reduced Lunch, $.40.

Intermediate/Middle Schools: Breakfast $2.50, Lunch, $3.50, Reduced Breakfast, $.30, Reduced Lunch, $.40

High School: Lunch $3.50, Reduced Lunch, $.40

FREE/REDUCED MEALS FOR QUALIFYING FAMILIES FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR

Those who qualify, and have registered, will receive free and reduced meals for the rest of the school year. Households that may qualify for free or reduced meals should submit a free and reduced application as soon as possible to determine a student’s eligibility for the remainder of the school year.  Households that do not submit an application, or whose child is not directly certified, will automatically default to full-pay on January 3, 2023. Applications are available at each school and online. Once completed, applications should be returned to your child’s school secretary

Information on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) can be found on the District website, www.rsd17.org.

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