Meal Applications

LAST YEAR'S MEAL APPLICATION EXPIRED SEPTEMBER 19

 

Please renew your application for the 2017-18 School Year TODAY

Information about Student Eligibility for

Free and Reduced-Price School Meals

 

  • Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications are available for all students
  • You must complete an application EVERY year to continue receiving Free or Reduced Meals
  • Only ONE application is needed per household
  • Proof of income is NOT required when applying
  • A Social Security is NOT required to apply (select NONE on the application)
  • All student and income information will remain CONFIDENTIAL
  • Other students will NOT know if your child is receiving this benefit

2017-18 Income Eligibility Scale

Free Eligibility Scale

Household Size Annual Monthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly

1

$15,678

$1,307

$654

$603

$302

2

$21,112

$1,760

$880

$812

$406

3

$26,546

$2,213

$1,107

$1,021

$511

4

$31,980

$2,665

$1,333

$1,230

$615

5

$37,414

$3,118

$1,559

$1,439

$720

6

$42,848

$3,571

$1,786

$1,648

$824

7

$48,282

$4,024

$2,012

$1,857

$929

8

$53,716

$4,477

$2,239

$2,066

$1,033

For each additional family member, add:

$5,434

$453

$227

$209

$105

 

 

Reduced-Price Eligibility Scale

Household Size Annual Monthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly

1

$22,311

$1,860

$930

$859

$430

2

$30,044

$2,504

$1,252

$1,156

$578

3

$37,777

$3,149

$1,575

$1,453

$727

4

$45,510

$3,793

$1,897

$1,751

$876

5

$53,243

$4,437

$2,219

$2,048

$1,024

6

$60,976

$5,082

$2,541

$2,346

$1,173

7

$68,709

$5,726

$2,863

$2,643

$1,322

8

$76,442

$6,371

$3,186

$2,941

$1,471

For each additional family member, add:

$7,733

$645

$323

$298

$149

 

What is Direct Certification?

Direct Certification (DC) is the federally mandated process that school districts must use to certify school-age recipients of CalFresh (Food Stamps), CalWORKs, and Medi-Cal benefits as eligible for free or reduced school meals without further application. 

 

We process Direct Certification data every month to eliminate the application process for families who already qualify for other state benefits. Families who qualify for Free or Reduced Meals based on direct certification information will receive a letter home and be automatically enrolled. No meal application is necessary once you receive this letter.

Central School District Meal Borrowing Policy

In an effort to ensure fiscal solvency, the Food Service Department will notify you of your student's low balance or negative balance with a payment reminder or phone-call home. All balances must be paid in full to the cafeteria.

 

If there are insufficient funds in your student's meal account, a meal will be offered to your student as a courtesy.

 

The Food Service Department has partnered with PayPams, an on-line payment service company. Please visit www.paypams.com and view their pre-payment options which are also available in the cafeteria.