Clear Creek ISD students who are unable to afford the full price of school meals will be able to participate in a free and reduced price meal program. According to Fred Walker, director of Child Nutrition Service, the district will use guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to determine eligibility for participation in the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program. Reduced price meals will cost $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch.
Qualification standards are based on the number of family members and income. Applicants must turn in the following information in order to be considered for the program:
- Eligibility group number for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
Families who do not have the above information must list the following:
- Names of all household members
- The last four digits of the Social Security number of primary wage earner or household member who signs the form
- Last month’s income and how often it was received for each household member that receives an income
- Signature of an adult household member
Information submitted on the application may be verified as required by law. For more information about the program call 281-284-0712.
Foster children who are the legal responsibility of the state agency or court are eligible for benefits regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside.
Application forms are being distributed beginning Aug. 26, 2013 to all households with a letter informing households of the availability of free and reduced–price meals for their children. Applications also are available at the administration office in each school. To apply for free and reduced–price meals, households must fill out the application and return it to the school. Applications may be submitted anytime during the school year.
Under the provisions of the free and reduced–price meal policy, Free & Reduced Clerk Joycelyn Thompson will review applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the official may wish to discuss the decision with the reviewing official on an informal basis at 281-284-0712.
Parents wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally by calling 281-284-0700 or in writing to Fred Walker, Director of Child Nutrition Services, 2145 W. NASA Parkway, Webster, TX 77598.
If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact the school. Such changes may make the students of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the levels shown below:
INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES 2013 – 2014
Each additional person:
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