Posted Date: 04/16/2021
USD 470 Families:
Thank you for your continued support of our students, staff, and school community. We hope you are well. We are reaching out today with some important eligibility information and a convenient process to continue to access free or reduced school meals for your child(ren). We encourage all families to consider, review, and complete this application process. Eligibility determination will be made according to the established guidelines of this program, and if your family qualifies for free or reduced school meals, we will notify you.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, all students have been eligible to receive free meals, and this will continue through the end of this school year. To ensure that these benefits carryover for 30 days into the 2021-2022 school year, households that have not completed an application yet should strongly consider completing an application for free or reduced-price meals. A few additional reasons for this consideration include:
There is the potential for continued eligibility for Pandemic-EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) through the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF).
There are other school district benefits for families that qualify, such as reduced school fees, etc.
If families do not complete the application, State funding for our school district may be reduced.
To receive a school meal benefit application, please contact your child’s school. Or, you may simply access the application online here: https://www.usd470.com/91609_2
Thank you for your consideration of this important process,
USD 470 District Administration