EDIT MAIN
Plus_blue
NUTRITION NEWS

CLARKSVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Public Release

for FREE and REDUCED PRICE MEALS

School Year 2021-2022

CLARKSVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT announces its policy for providing free and reduced price meals for children served under the NATIONL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM and SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM. Each school office and the District Registrar Office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The price charged for a paid student breakfast is $1.25 for K-7th grade and $1.50 for 8th-12th grade; the price charged for a paid student lunch is $2.00 for K-1st, $2.50 for 2nd -7th and $2.75 for 8th-12th Grade students.

HOUSEHOLD APPLICATIONS

The household size and income criteria identified below will be used to determine eligibility for free and reduced price benefits for school year 2021-2022. Children from households whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free or reduced price meals.



FREE MEALS – 130% REDUCED PRICE MEALS – 185%
Household
 Size
Federal Poverty Guide
lines
Annual Monthly Twice
per Month
Every
Two Weeks
Weekly Annual Monthly Twice
 per Month
Every Two Weeks Weekly
1 12,880 16,744 1,396 698 644 322 23,828 1,986 993 917 459
2 17,420 22,646 1,888 944 871 436 32,227 2,686 1,343 1,240 620
3 21,960 28,548 2,379 1,190 1,098 549 40,626 3,386 1,693 1,563 782
4 26,500 34,450 2,871 1,436 1,325 663 49,025 4,086 2,043 1,886 943
5 31,040 40,352 3,363 1,682 1,552 776 57,424 4,786 2,393 2,209 1,105
6 35,580 46,254 3,855 1,928 1,779 890 65,823 5,486 2,743 2,532 1,266
7 40,120 52,156 4,347 2,174 2,006 1,003 74,222 6,186 3,093 2,855 1,428
8 44,660 58,058 4,839 2,420 2,233 1,117 82,621 6,886 3,443 3,178 1,589
Each add'l person add 4,540 5,902 492 246 227 114 8,399 700 350 324 162

Household application forms are being distributed by the school with a letter informing households of the availability of free and reduced price meals for their children. Only one application should be submitted for each household. Applications are also available at the principal’s office in each school. To apply for free or reduced price meals, households must complete the application and return it to the school. Applications will be considered incomplete if all information is not provided as described in the instructions provided with the application. Applications may be submitted at any time during the school year as circumstances change. The information households provide on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and verification of data.

Applications may be subject to verification at any time during the school year by school officials.

CATEGORICAL ELIGIBILITY

Children who are members of a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly food stamps, household are categorically eligible for free meals. School officials will determine eligibility for free meals based on documentation obtained directly from the SNAP office. School officials will notify households of their eligibility. Households who are notified of their eligibility but who do not want their children to receive free meals must contact the school. SNAP households should complete an application if they are not notified of their eligibility byAugust 16, 2021.

Households with children who are members of currently approved Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly food stamps, may submit an application with abbreviated information as described in the application instructions.

ARKANSAS BETTER CHANCE PROGRAM (ABC Program) is operated by ABC Children’s Academy and housed in the Clarksville Primary School, limited spots are available. Contact ABC Children’s Academyat 479-647-5080 for more information.

Children certified as migrant, homeless or runaway by the district are categorically eligible for free meals. Contact the CHILD NUTRITION OFFICEat479-979-6008with questions regarding migrant, homeless or runaway meal benefits.

Foster children who are the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court are also eligible for benefits regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside. Eligibility for the foster child is based on the child being the legal responsibility of welfare agency or court. An application for a household that includes both foster children and non-foster must be completed for eligibility to be determined for the non-foster children. Contact CHILD NUTRITION OFFICEat479-979-6008with questions regarding foster children.

Children in households that receive WIC may be eligible for benefits. An application must be completed for determination of eligibility.

If a household member becomes unemployed during the school year, the household may be eligible for free or reduced price meals PROVIDED that the loss of income causes the household income to be within the eligibility criteria. An application should be completed for determination of eligibility benefits.

Under the provisions of the free and reduced price meal policy CATHY HOLLAND,Assistant Food Service Directorwill review applications and determine eligibility. 479-979-6008

Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the determining official may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. Parents wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either to: Steven Wyatt at 479-705-3270.

A household may SUBMIT an application ANYTIME DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR.

Nondiscrimination Statement:This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

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: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, 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