2017-2018

Yukon Public Schools

Online Free and Reduced Application

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Yukon Public Schools
Letter to Household

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Children need healthy meals to learn. Yukon Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs is $1.10 for Elementary, $1.20 for Middle School, and $1.50 for High School. Lunch costs for Elementary is $2.40, $2.70 for Middle School and $2.70 for High School. Your children may qualify for free meals or reduced-price meals. Reduced-price breakfast is $.30 for. Reduced-price lunch is $.40 for all students.

1. Do I need to fill out an application for each child? No. Complete the application to apply for free or reduced-price meals. Use one Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals for all students in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. Return the completed application to: Child Nutrition Services, 500 E. Vandament Ave, Yukon, OK 73099.


2. Who can get free meals? Children in households getting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly the Food Stamp Program), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), and most foster children can get free meals regardless of your income. Also, your children can get free meals if your household income is within the free limits on the Federal Income Guidelines.

3. Can homeless, runaway, and migrant children get free meals? Please contact 
Dr. Sheli McAdoo at 405-354-2587 to see if your children qualify if you have not been informed that they will get free meals.


4. Who can get reduced-price meals? Your children can get low-cost meals if your household income is within the reduced-price limits on the Federal Income Guidelines.

5. Should I fill out an application if I was told this school year that my children are approved for free or reduced-price meals? Call the Child Nutrition Office at 405-265-1340.

6. I get Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Can my children get free meals? Children in households participating in WIC MAY be eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Please fill out an application.

7. Will the information I give be checked? Yes, we may ask you to send written proof.

8. If I do not qualify now, may I apply later? Yes. You may apply at any time during the school year if your household size goes up, income comes down, or if you start getting SNAP, TANF, or FDPIR benefits. If you lose your job, your children may be able to get free or reduced-price meals.

9. What if I disagree with the school’s decision about my application? You should talk to school officials. You also may ask for a hearing by calling or writing to:
Jim Fenrick at 405-354-2587 or 600 Maple Yukon, OK 73099 .

10. May I apply if someone in my household is not a United States citizen? Yes. You or your children do not have to be a United States citizen to qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

11. Who should I include as members of my household? You must include all people living in your household, related or not (such as grandparents, other relatives, or friends). You must include yourself and all children who live with you.

12. What if my income is not always the same? List the amount that you normally get. For example, if you normally get $1,000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only got $900, put down that you get $1,000 per month. If you normally get overtime, include it, but not if you get it only sometimes.

13. We are in the military; do we include our housing allowance as income? If your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance as income. All other allowances must be included in your gross income.

If you have any other questions, or need help, call Lynda Dobson, 405-265-1340.

Sincerely,

Emily Forte Child Nutrition Director


FEDERAL INCOME CHART
For School Year 2017-2018

Household size Yearly Monthly Weekly
1 $22,311 $1,860 $430
2 $30,044 $2,504 $578
3 $37,777 $3,149 $727
4 $45,510 $3,793 $876
5 $53,243 $4,437 $1,024
6 $60,976 $5,082 $1,173
7 $68,709 $5,726 $1,322
8 $76,442 $6,371 $1,471
For each additional family member, add: $7,733 $645 $149

 


The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.