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Free / Reduced Lunch Application


FREE & REDUCED MEALS PROGRAM

 

Children need healthy meals to learn.  The Coudersport Area School District offers healthy meals every school day.  Breakfast is priced at $1.15 per meal and lunch is priced at $1.65 per meal at the elementary school and $1.80 per meal at the high school.  However, students may qualify for free meals or reduced price meals.  Reduced price is $.40 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch.

 

To apply for free or reduced price meals, please contact either the Coudersport Elementary School or Coudersport Jr/Sr High School to request a Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application.  Upon completion of the of the application, please return the application to either Sarah Fry, Elementary School Nurse, 802 Vine Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or Jessica Rohrer, High School Nurse, 698 Dwight Street, Coudersport, PA  16915, depending on which school the student is currently attending.

 

Below are answers to frequently asked questions about applying for free or reduced price meals:

 

Who is eligible for free or reduced price meals?  Students in households getting Food Stamps or TANF, most foster children are eligible for free meals regardless of their parents’ income.  Also, if your household income is within the limits of the Federal Income Chart (provided with application), your children may be eligible for free or reduced price meals.

Will the information on the application by verified?  Yes, school personnel may require you to send written proof of the information you provided.

If I do not qualify now, may I apply later?  Yes, you may apply at any time during the school year if your household size increases, income decreases, or if you start getting Food Stamps or TANF.  If you lose your job, your children may be able to receive free or reduced price meals during the time you are unemployed.

Is the information kept confidential?  Yes, due to the school district’s electronic point of sale payment system all student meal sales are processed the same.

What if I disagree with the school district’s decision about my application?  You should contact the school officials for more information.  You can also request a hearing by calling or writing to:  Alanna R. Huck, Superintendent, Coudersport Area School District, 698 Dwight Street, Coudersport, PA  16915.

What are the additional benefits of student enrollment in the free and reduced meal program?  Not only does the free and reduced meal program enable parents to save a considerable amount of money on their children’s school meals, but as enrollment in the free and reduced meal program increases the school district’s eligible for additional grant money increases.

 

I you have any questions or concerns please contact Richard Neefe, Food Service Director at 260-4014 for additional information or via email at rneefe@coudyschools.net

 


 
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