FICTION VS. FACT REGARDING LUNCH STATUS

FICTION VS. FACT REGARDING LUNCH STATUS

MYTH – NOT TRUE

FACT - TRUE

Parents can only apply for free/reduced lunch status at the beginning of the school year.

Parents can apply for free/reduced lunch status at ANY time throughout the school year!

Students will have a different card, tray, serving, etc. if they are placed on free/reduced lunch status.

All students have EXACTLY the same card, tray, and serving size regardless of their lunch status.

Teachers and students will know my child’s lunch status.

Lunch status is confidential at ALL times.  Teachers do not have access to a child’s lunch status.  The process is completely confidential.

I don’t understand what financial information is needed so I won’t apply.

Staff will help you complete the application if you are not sure how to answer questions.

Our school loses money if we have too many families qualify for free and reduced lunches.

The Marceline R-V School District receives federal funding based on the # of students who qualify for free and reduced lunches.    By qualifying, you are helping our school!

My family won’t ever qualify even though our income changes from month to month.

Parents can qualify for free and reduced status based on weekly, monthly, OR annual income. For example, a family with a household size of 4 could qualify if their weekly household income falls at or below $917.

Marceline Public Schools provides free/reduced price meals for eligible schoolchildren unable to pay the full price of meals under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast program. If a family member becomes unemployed or if family size changes after filing your application, a new application will need to be filed.

  • Each R-V family will receive another application to apply on Monday, February 3rd
  • Additional applications are available in each school office and the school website.

 If you need assistance completing the Free and Reduced Application please contact Candi Ervie @ 660-376-3371.