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MISD Release School Meal Application Guidelines
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 • Posted August 6, 2008

All families are encouraged to complete the application for free and reduced meals. Students who meet the guidelines are eligible for free or reduced price meals and other programs.

Mason parents or guardians are urged to complete only one applications per family. The application will be distributed to all students with their school packets. Letters will be mailed to all households who are denied. Students qualifying for free or reduced meals will be notified by mail also. A new application must be on file to continue benefits.

Students are asked to make payments for their meals at the cafeteria or PK through 3rd grade can turn their payments into their teachers who will send it to the cafeteria. The meal pricing for the Mason Schools this year will be as follows:

Breakfast for all students is $1.00 and reduced is $ .30

Lunch for students PK-3rd is $2.00 and 4th-12th is $2.25 and reduced is $ .40

Families and students new to the district may complete an application prior to the first day for approval. These applications are available at each campus and at the cafeteria. Households receiving food stamps or TANF need only to complete the following:

Student's name(s)

TANF or Food Stamp case number

Signature by an adult household member

The Lone Star number is not an acceptable number. For assistance please call 325-347-1122 ext 248.

Information provided on the application remains confidential and is used to determine eligibility and verification of data.

Children who are approved are treated the same as other children and no child is discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

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 Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 or 202-720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Children are eligible for free or reduced price meals if the household income is at or below the level shown on the 2008-2009 Income Eligibility Guidelines. Parents will be notified when the application is approved and in writing when denied.

Those who do not agree with the school's decision on the application have the right to a fair hearing. A family may apply for benefits at any time during the school year.

If you have any questions concerning the application decisions please call Betty J. Simon, Food Service Supervisor, at 325-347-1122 ext 248.

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