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Pea Ridge School District announces its policy for providing free and reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The price charged for a paid student breakfast is $1.60; the price charged for a paid student lunch is $2.20 Grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and $2.45 Grades sixth through 12th.

Household applications

^^^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

1^12,140^15,782^1,316^658^607^304^22,459^1,872^936^864^432

2^16,460^21,398^1,784^892^823^412^30,451^2,538^1,269^1,172^586

3^20,780^27,014^2,252^1,126^1,039^520^38,443^3,204^1,602^1,479^740

4^25,100^32,630^2,720^1,360^1,255^628^46,435^3,870^1,935^1,786^893

5^29,420^38,246^3,188^1,594^1,471^736^54,427^4,536^2,268^2,094^1,047

6^33,740^43,862^3,656^1,828^1,6487^844^62,419^5,202^2,601^2,401^1,201

7^38,060^49,478^4,124^2,062^1,903^952^70,411^5,868^2,934^2,709^1,355

8^42,380^55,094^4,592^2,296^2,119^1,060^78,403^6,534^3,267^3,016^1,508

Each Add’l person add^4,320^5,616^468^234^216^108^7,992^666^333^308^154

The household size and income criteria identified in the accompanying chart will be used to determine eligibility for free and reduced price benefits for the school year 2018-2019. Children from households whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free or reduced price meals.

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 paper application and return to school to the attention of Julie Ferguson, Child Nutrition director, or apply on line at www.pearidgek12.com.

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.

A household may submit an application anytime during the school year.

Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with federal civil rights law and United States 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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.

General News on 08/08/2018

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