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POLICY FOR NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH & BREAKFAST PROGRAM

Belton ISD has announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for students served under the National School Lunch and/or Breakfast Program. Anyone may review a copy of the policy by requesting it at any school or at the administration building.

Belton ISD will use the household size and income criteria below to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits. Students from households whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Foster children who are the legal responsibility of the state agency or court are eligible for free meal benefits regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside.

Instructions for applying for meal benefits on-line at www.schoollunchapp.com are being distributed to all households informing the households of the availability of free and reduced-price meals for their children. Paper applications and computers for on-line applications are available at each campus and at the School Nutrition Office located at 1220 Huey Road Belton, Texas.

To apply for free and reduced-price meals, households must fill out the application either on-line at www.schoollunchapp.com or at one of the locations listed above. Applications may be submitted anytime during the school year. The information households provide on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and verification of data. Applications may be verified by the school officials at any time during the school year.

For school officials to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits, households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly Food Stamps)/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) only have to list their child’s name and the eligibility group number. An adult household member must sign the application.

Households that do not list a SNAP/TANF case number must list the names of all household members, the amount and source of the income received by each household member, and the last four digits of the Social Security number of the adult household member who signs the application. If the adult who signs the application does not have a Social Security number, the household member must indicate that a Social Security number is not available by writing the word “None,” “No Number,” or some indication that the person does not have a Social Security number. The application must be signed by an adult household member

Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price meal policy, Belton ISD Assistant Director will review applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the official may wish to discuss the decision with the reviewing official on an informal basis.

Parents wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally or in writing to Rob Pasichnyk, School Nutrition Director. 

 

Effective July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

Household Size

Total Income

Annual

Monthly

Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

No. of Household Members

Free

Reduced

Free

Reduced

Free

Reduced

Free

Reduced

Free

Reduced

1

$15,782

$22,459

$1,316

$1,872

$658

$936

$607

$864

$304

$432

2

$21,398

$30,451

$1,784

$2,538

$892

$1,269

$823

$1,172

$412

$586

3

$27,014

$38,443

$2,252

$3,204

$1,126

$1,602

$1,039

$1,479

$520

$740

4

$32,630

$46,435

$2,720

$3,870

$1,360

$1,935

$1,255

$1,786

$628

$893

5

$38,246

$54,427

$3,188

$4,536

$1,594

$2,268

$1,471

$2,094

$736

$1,047

6

$43,862

$62,419

$3,656

$5,202

$1,828

$2,601

$1,687

$2,401

$844

$1,201

7

$49,478

$70,411

$4,124

$5,868

$2,062

$2,934

$1,903

$2,709

$952

$1,355

8

$55,094

$78,403

$4,592

$6,534

$2,296

$3,267

$2,119

$3,016

$1,060

$1,508

For each additional family member, add

+$5,616

+$7,992

+$468

+$666

+$234

+$333

+$216

+$308

+$108

+$154

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. 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.

The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information requested in order to verify your children's eligibility for free or reduced price meals. If you do not provide the information or provide incomplete information, your children may no longer receive free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the primary wage earner or other adult household member who signs the application. The social security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We may share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.