Gilmer County Schools Public Notice: SCHOOL LUNCH AND SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM 2012-13
GILMER COUNTY SCHOOLS PUBLIC RELEASE OF NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM SPONSORS ON FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS AND FREE MILK
All Gilmer County Elementary Students will be able to eat Breakfast and Lunch for FREE, without filling out an application. We do not need an application for Elementary students.
However, Gilmer County High School students will eat according to their status (Free, Reduced, or Paid). Any High School student wishing to pay reduced prices or eat breakfast and lunch for free must go through the application process, unless we have already notified you that your children are direct approvals. If you have a student in elementary and in high school, the elementary student will eat free regardless of your status, we need an application if you want the high school student to receive any benefits.
Gilmer County Schools today announced its policy for (free and reduced price meals) (free milk) for participants who are unable to pay the full price meals or milk served in schools, centers, institutions or homes that participate in the National School Lunch, Breakfast Programs, the Snack Program under NSLP, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Summer Food Service Program or in the Special Milk Program.
Gilmer County Schools has adopted the following family size income criteria for use in determining the eligibility of participants for free and reduced price meals and free milk:
INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES 2012 - 2013
Each additional person:
Application forms are being sent to some homes with a letter to parents, guardians or adult household members. All parents, guardians or adult household members wishing to apply for free or reduced price meals or free milk may fill out the application form sent home by the school, center, institution or home. Additional copies of the application are available at all sites and county offices. The information provided on the application is confidential information to be used only for the purposes of determining eligibility of the participant or sharing this information with other agencies sponsoring USDA Child Nutrition Programs. An application may be submitted at any time during the school year, but must be submitted annually for continued eligibility. Information given on the application may be verified at any time during the school year by school or program officials.
So that the school or program officials can determine eligibility for free or reduced price benefits, the household applying for a child must provide all of the following information listed on the application: Names of all household members; the last four-digits of the Social Security number of the household member who signs the application or a statement that the household member does not possess one; amount and source of income received by each household member; and the signature of an adult household member certifying that the information provided is correct. Households currently receiving Food Stamps or TANF benefits for children must indicate a Food Stamp/TANF Program Case Number for the household. The signature of an adult household member is required to certify the information provided on the application is correct.
Households with foster and non-foster children may choose to include the foster child as a household member, as well as any personal income earned by the foster child, on the same household application that includes their non-foster children. Foster payments received by the family from the placing agency are not considered income and do not need to be reported. The signature of an adult household member is required to certify the information provided on the application is correct.
To determine eligibility for free or reduced price benefits for adult participants, the household or adult participant must provide the following information on the application: name of adult participant and adult participant’s dependent(s) and spouse residing with the participant; the last four-digits of the Social Security number of the adult household member who signs the application, or a statement that person does not possess one; participant’s income and dependent(s) and spouse’s income, if residing with the participant; and the signature of participant or adult household member. Food Stamp, TANF, (or in the case of Adult Day Care SSI and Medicaid), households only have to provide the participant’s name and current Food Stamp, TANF case number, SSI and Medicaid number and an adult household member’s signature.
Eligibility status remains in effect for one program year. If there is a change in household size or income that would reflect an increase in benefits for the program participant, reapplication is encouraged.
Under the provision of the free and reduced price meal and free milk policy the school principal or program director will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent, guardian, or adult household member is dissatisfied with the decision, he/she may wish to discuss the decision with the principal or director on an informal basis. If the parent, guardian or adult household member wishes to make a formal complaint or request a hearing to appeal the decision, he/she should contact either orally or in writing:
Name Joe Frashure Telephone 304.462.7386 Ext. 4
Address 201 North Court Street Glenville, WV 26351
The Sponsor (county or private school, institution, center site or home) policy contains an outline of the hearing procedures.
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write:
USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Washington DC 20250-9410
Or call toll free 866.632.9992 (Voice)
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay at: 800.877.8339 or 800.845.6136 (Spanish)
Each school, child and adult care center, institution or site, home and the office of the Sponsor has a copy of the complete policy which may be reviewed by any interested party.
This public release send to: Glenville Democrat, Gilmer Free Press on 08.17.12.