Free and Reduced Meals

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.

APPLY FOR MEAL BENEFITS

Free and reduced meal applications must be completed each school year. One application per household is necessary.

** Apply for meal benefits online through  Skyward Family Access.

OR

**Print a paper application:  ENGLISH  /  SPANISH  /  RUSSIAN 

We recommend submitting your application prior to the start of school to ensure the continuation of coverage. If a new application is not submitted, you will be responsible for meal charges. When you are approved for benefits, Battle Ground Public Schools will send you a confirmation letter. If you have not received an approval letter for the current school year, you must complete an application to receive meal benefits.

CONSENT TO SHARE

*Families MUST be approved for free/reduced meals in the same year that they receive waived/discounted fee benefits and have a Consent to Share Form on file* If you qualify for free or reduced-price meals, you may be eligible for decreased fees to participate in other school programs. Due to confidentiality restraints on free/reduced income data, these events and activities require parental consent to release and share information with the programs. The online free/reduced application includes the Consent to Share authorization (you must check the box). If you apply with a hard copy free/reduced application, then you must also complete and sign the Parental Consent to Share form authorizing the release of their free/reduced eligibility status if you wish to benefit from the fee waivers. Submitting/not submitting this form will NOT affect your child’s eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals.

Consent to Share Forms: English / Spanish / Russian

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 entree
  • Fruit/Vegetables
  • One milk or juice

Benefits when approved for Free:

  • Breakfast: Free
  • Lunch: Free

Benefits when approved for Reduced:

  • Breakfast:  Free
  • Lunch:  Free

FAQs

  • Free and Reduced Meal applications may be submitted at any time during the school year when financial or household changes occur.
  • Application status is not retroactive. Charges on a student’s account before approval are the parent or guardian’s responsibility.
  • Families may be qualified directly by the state under state programs.
    • If you are approved under these direct certifications, you will receive a confirmation letter from our district stating approval start date.
    • If you do not receive a direct certification approval letter from our district, you must fill out an application to be approved for any meal benefits this school year.
  • Approved applications are valid through September of the following school year to give families time to complete a new application.
  • Application information is confidential and is not transferable between school districts.

Questions?

We are here to help you!

Contact

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

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 at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/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 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

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