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Free & Reduced Price Meals
Free & Reduced Price Meals
Michael Stephenson
Monday, August 17, 2020

Free or Reduced Price Meals.

Please review the following information before applying:

A new application must be submitted each year, after July 1st.

Only complete one application per family.

Information to gather prior to completing the application includes the first and last name of each person living in the home, the name and date of birth of each student, and the gross income for each person living in the home.

Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. When completing the application, be sure to indicate the student's status as a Foster Child. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.

The information you give will be used to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

Proof of income may be required to verify that information on the application is accurate. Each year, 3% of all applications approved for free or reduced-price meals are randomly chosen for verification. If your application is chosen, you will need to provide proof of income for everyone in the household, usually two consecutive check stubs. The income information provided will be used to determine free, reduced, or full pay status. If no proof of income is provided, the application will revert back to full pay status and parents will be responsible for paying for their student’s meals and meal charges.

Applications received in July and August are processed for the upcoming school year. Applications received before July 1st may qualify for free or reduced-price meals temporarily, during the first 30 days of the upcoming school year, however, families must re-apply after July 1st for the upcoming school year. Click to Download Application a paper application can be picked up at the school district office.

Parents/guardians are responsible for paying for all meals and meal charges made prior to the application being approved, including meals purchased while information is obtained for an incomplete application. 

Please contact Kim Lawson at (816) 669-3258 or klawson@stewartsville.k12.mo.us for additional information.