Mrs. Becky, Cafeteria Manager
(850) 833-4135

***2017/18 School year menu price changes:
Student Breakfast $1.80
Adult Breakfast $2.25
Student Lunch $2.70
Adult Lunch $4.00
Reduced Breakfast $.30
Milk $.65
 

  1. Breakfast is served from 8:00 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. Lunch begins at 10:30 a.m. each day.

     

  2. We are required to have a letter signed by your doctor that states any food allergies your child has and any food substitutions that are allowed. A new letter is required each year.

     

  3. We currently accept both cash and checks to fund your child’s lunch/breakfast account. If at all possible, it is preferable that you send a check. We can always track a check in the system. We can’t make change for any bills larger than a $20.00. If we receive a larger bill, the full amount will be credited to your child’s account.

     

  4. Any money that is sent in for your child’s lunch account should be clearly marked with his/her name and their homeroom teacher’s name. If you know your child’s ID number, it is always appreciated.

     

  5. Please be aware that you may apply for the free or reduced meal program. Do not assume that you are not eligible, as that will be determined based on the information you provide. You should also be aware that you are not automatically approved based on last year’s status. Anyone having a free or reduced status at the end of last year will have a “temporary status” to start this school year. If you have not re-applied, this status will expire. Then your child will become a full pay student and you will be responsible for paying for any lunch items they purchase. Free and Reduced applications are available through the school office.

     

  6. Please visit the Okaloosa County School Food Services website for more information and current menus.

We are looking forward to a happy, healthy, and productive school year. Remember, it is difficult to feed the mind without properly feeding the body!
 


OKALOOSA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

Announces its policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals for students under the

 

NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMS

 

Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting

 

Arleen Hamilton 850-301-3020

 

Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility.  An application can not be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information. Once approved, meal benefits are good for an entire year. You need not notify the organization of changes in income and household size.

 

To apply with an Online Application for Free & Reduced Meals go to: https://www.myschoolapps.com  click on “Continue to myschoolapps.com”, enter “zip code”, select “state” and click search, you are now ready to begin your meal application, complete and submit. Online applications will process within 24 hours.   Paper application forms are available at the front office of each school.  Process for paper applications can take up to 10 days. The information provided on your application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. If your child/children received this benefit last year, your last year application remains in effect and shall expire on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 back to full priced meals the following day. 

 

Households that receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are required to list on the application only the child’s name, SNAP/TANF case number, and signature of adult household member. 

 

Foster children will receive free benefits regardless of the child’s personal income or the income of the household.

 

Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact the district liaison Kelli Williams at 850-301-3008.

 

For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service members on their application.  Report only that portion of the deployed service member’s income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income.

 

All other households must provide the following information listed on the application:

 

·       Total household income listed by gross amount received, type of income (e.g., wages, child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household member;   

·       Names of all household members – check the “no income” box if applicable; if household member is a child, list school name for each;

·       Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is correct; and

·       Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word “NONE” for this household member if he or she does not have a social security number.

 

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school should be contacted.  Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should also contact the school.  Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced-Price meal policy

 

 

 

 

Arleen Hamilton 850-301-3020

will review applications and determine eligibility.  If a parent or guardian is dissatisfied with the ruling of the official, he or she may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis.  If the parent wishes to make a formal appeal, he or she may make a request either orally or in writing to:

Richard D. Norris 850-301-3020

 

Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application may be used by the school system in determining eligibility for other educational programs.

FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS

 

Effective from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017

REDUCED-PRICE MEAL SCALE

Household

Size

Annual

Monthly

Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

1

21,978

1,832

  916

   846

  423

2

29,637

2,470

1,235

1,140

  570

3

37,296

3,108

1,554

1,435

  718

4

44,955

3,747

1,874

1,730

  865

5

52,614

4,385

2,193

2,024

1,012

6

60,273

5,023

2,512

2,319

1,160

7

67,951

5,663

2,832

2,614

1,307

8

75,647

6,304

3,152

2,910

1,455

For each additional family member, add

 

+ 7,696

+ 642

+ 321

+ 296

+ 148

To determine annual income:

·       If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross income by 52.

·       If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply the total gross income by 26.

·       If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross income by 24.

·       If you receive the income monthly, multiply the total gross income by 12.

Remember:  The total income before taxes, social security, health benefits, union dues, or other deductions must be reported.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

 

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

 

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

 

“USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

                                                                                                                                              

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