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FREE/REDUCED Application changes

The free/reduced price meal application is being replaced by the community eligibility and education benefit application. A hard copy of the application will be available starting Aug. 1. When the online form is available, this page will be updated to include it, as well as the updated Consent to Share form.

Battle Ground Public Schools will also have a new nutrition services provider in the 2024-25 school year. Watch for updated information on menus, prices and other nutritional information coming in early August.

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost, or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.

FAQs

Why are meals free for K-4 students this year?

The Washington legislature approved House Bill 1232 requiring school districts to provide free meals to K-4 students in schools where 40% or more of families qualify for free or reduced price meals. In 2023-24, Battle Ground Public Schools and Sodexo, our food services provider, have agreed to expand access to all K-4 students, regardless of whether their school qualifies under HB 1232.

Why should I fill out a free and reduced-price meal application?

Completion of these forms provides the state with the data necessary to determine funding for a number of programs beyond free meals. Your information remains confidential and is never sold or disclosed. In addition, families who qualify may be eligible for reduced or no-fee access to extracurricular activities, including sports, field trips and more. A completed Consent to Share form (available through Skyward) may be required to have fees waived.

I already filled out this application, why do I need to do it again this year?

During the public health emergency declared amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Department of Agriculture provided funding to allow all students to receive free meals and waived requirements for filing a new free/reduced application. The public health emergency has expired and families must once again file a new application in order to continue receiving benefits.

Questions?

We are here to help you!

Contact

Barbara Kujava in Business Services at
360-885-5390
kujava.barbara@battlegroundps.org

FULL MEALS

Under federal guidelines, approval of meal benefits is limited to full meals. This means that if your child wants to purchase only a milk, they will be charged full price for the milk.

A meal is

  • One entrée
  • Fruit/vegetables
  • One milk or juice

Benefits when approved for free:

  • Breakfast: Free
  • Lunch: Free

Benefits when approved for reduced price:

  • Breakfast: Free
  • Lunch: Free

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Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Battle Ground Public Schools provides equal opportunity in programs and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin/language, creed/religion, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, HIV/Hepatitis C status. The district provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Contact the following regarding questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Tom Adams, Director of Student Services, adams.tom@battlegroundps.org, Title IX Compliance Officer, 360.885.5415; Michelle Reinhardt, Executive Director of Human Resources, reinhardt.michelle@battlegroundps.org, Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 360.885.5481; or a letter may be submitted to the designated coordinator at the Battle Ground Public Schools, PO Box 200, Battle Ground, WA 98604

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In accordance with federal civil rights 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 (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, 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 here, 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 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; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    Program.Intake@usda.gov

2024 Civil Rights Complaint Procedure and Form – PDF

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