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Meal Application & Instructions

You can apply online by visiting

Paper applications are also available at all of our school and district locations.

To print a meal application at home, please click below:

19-20 Meal Application English

19-20 Meal Application Spanish

19-20 Meal Pricing Letter

Applications can take up to (10) business days to process at the time the application is received at our office. We recommend submitting an application online for faster processing.

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.

Meal Applications



Last year's meal application expired September 18. Please renew today!

Paper applications are also available at all schools and at the District Office


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 applicaiton is needed per household
  • Proof of income is NOT required when applying
  • A Social Security Number 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

2019-20 Income Eligibility Scale

Free Eligibility Scale for Breakfast and LunchReduced-Price Eligibility Scale for Breakfast and Lunch

Central School District Meal Borrowing Policy

Students who run out of money on their meal account are allowed to charge up to two full days of meals, ($8.00 Elementary and $9.00 Middle School), after which they will be offered a grilled cheese sandwich or crackers & string cheese, fruit, vegetables, and milk as courtesy at no charge.

*This policy does not apply to Free and Reduced eligibility students.

You will be contacted via email, and/or phone regarding the negative balance. Balances must be paid as soon as possible following the notification to avoid further collections. You can do so by paying online at or by check or cash at at the school cafeteria.

Parents may also visit to prepay for meals, set up payment reminders, check on their student's meal account, or to submit a meal application. Please call 909-484-2702 for more information.


Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at


You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at