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Concord School District Provision 2 Press Release
Stephanie Langley
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Concord School District

SY 2020-21

FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS

The Concord School District today announces its policy for providing meals at NO CHARGE for children served under the National School Lunch Program.  Concord Elementary, Concord High School, and the Concord School District Administration Office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. 

 

HOUSEHOLD APPLICATIONS

The household size and income criteria identified below will be used to determine eligibility for free and reduced price Meals for the Provision 2 Base Year 2020-2021. Children from households whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free or reduced price meals. All children will be fed at NO CHARGE for 2020-2021 regardless of eligibility determinations. Federal reimbursement for the next three (3) years will be based on eligibility determinations during this base year; therefore it is important that an application be returned to the district. 

 

 

 

FREE MEALS – 130%

REDUCED PRICE MEALS – 185%

Household Size

Federal Poverty Guidelines

Annual

Monthly

Twice per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

Annual

Monthly

Twice

per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

1

12,760

16,588

1,383

692

638

319

23,606

1,968

984

908

454

2

17,240

22,412

1,868

934

862

431

31,894

2,658

1,329

1,227

614

3

21,720

28,236

2,353

1,177

1,086

543

40,182

3,349

1,675

1,546

773

4

26,200

34,060

2,839

1,420

1,310

655

48,470

4,040

2,020

1,865

933

5

30,680

39,884

3,324

1,662

1,534

767

56,758

4,730

2,365

2,183

1,092

6

35,160

45,708

3,809

1,905

1,758

879

65,046

5,421

2,711

2,502

1,251

7

39,640

51,532

4,295

2,148

1,982

991

73,334

6,112

3,056

2,821

1,411

8

44,120

57,356

4,780

2,390

2,206

1,103

81,622

6,802

3,401

3,140

1,570

Each add'l person add

4,480

5,824

486

243

224

112

8,288

691

346

319

160

 

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 cannot be approved unless it contains complete information 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 by September 15, 2020.

 

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

 

Children who are enrolled in Head Start / Even Start programs are categorically eligible for free meals.  Contact [Name] at [Phone number] with questions regarding Head Start / Even Start meal benefits.

 

Children certified as migrant, homeless or runaway by the district are categorically eligible for free meals.  Contact Stephanie Langley at 870-668-3757, ext. 201 with 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 Stephanie Langley at 870-668-3757, ext. 201 with 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 Christina McCown, Cafeteria Clerk, will review applications and determine eligibility.  870-668-4299

 

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:

 

Amy Thirion                                                                                                                                          870-668-4299, ext. 401

Hearing Official                                                                                                                                   Phone Number

 

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

 

 

Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, and American Sign Language) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online, at https://www.ascr.usda.gov/sites/default/files/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to the 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: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442;

(3)         email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.