Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture extended waivers through June 30,2021, dependent on available funding. The move allows schools to offer meals to all children at no charge this fall to minimize the challenges of meal service during a pandemic.
This means that your students will be able to have a free Breakfast and a Free lunch each day at no charge regardless if your family is Paid, Reduced or Free.
You do not have to send money for your student’s lunch account at this time. There will be no refunds given at this time to parents who have already paid, as we do not know for sure how long the funds for free meals will last.
If your family has not already filled out a free or reduced lunch form for this school year, we urge you to do this before the end of September just in case we go back to the charging of school meals.
If our schools go to Phase Blue the food service department will continue to offer nutritious meals in a drive thru format. These meals will also be free until June 30,2021 , but only to student’s registered at one of our schools.