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Meal Applications

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." Online application submission is encouraged.  We will begin accepting online applications in late August 2018.  If a paper application is preferred, the forms can be obtained at and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

 

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Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.

Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.

WELD RE-4 SCHOOL DISTRICT
FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS POLICY
2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

Weld RE-4 School District announced its policy for determining eligibility of children who may receive free and reduced price meals served under the National School Lunch (NSLP) and School Breakfast Programs (SBP). Local school officials will use the following household size and income criteria for determining eligibility.

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Children from families whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free or reduced price meals.

Applications for free and reduced price school meals, instructions and an informational letter to households are available at all Weld RE-4 school locations, the district administrative office at 1020 Main Street, Windsor, and online applications can be submitted at www.myschoolapps.com. Only one application is required for all children in the household. The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility and verifying data.

Applications from households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits or Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF/Colorado Works, Basic Cash Assistance or State Diversion) benefits need to provide the respective case number and the signature of an adult household member. Eligibility for free school meals is extended to all children in the household when the application provides a case number for any household member.

Households that qualify based upon income must provide the names of all household members related or not (such as grandparents, other relatives or friends), the amount of gross income each household member receives, the frequency and source of pay, the signature of an adult household member and the last four digits of that adult household member’s Social Security number—or check the box if the adult household member does not have a social security number. Weld RE-4 School District or program officials may verify the information on the application at any time during the school year.

Households with children who are eligible under the Head Start, homeless, migrant, or runaway programs should contact Sherry Hoffman (970-686-8011) for assistance in receiving meal benefits. To complete an application, the household must mark the relevant box to indicate their appropriate eligibility and the signature of an adult household member is required.

Foster children who are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free school meals. Any foster child in the household is eligible for free school meals regardless of income. If a household has only foster children in the home and wishes to apply for free school meals, the application should be completed using the instructions for households with foster children only. If a household has foster and non-foster children living with them and wishes to apply for free school meals, the application should be completed using the instructions for households with foster and non-foster children residing in the home. Including foster children as household members may help other children in the household qualify for meal benefits. If the foster family is not eligible to receive meal benefits, it does not prevent a foster child from receiving free school meals.

An application cannot be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information as indicated on the application and instructions.

When determined by Weld RE-4 School District, that members of a household are receiving assistance from SNAP, TANF or FDPIR, households will be notified of their children’s eligibility for free school meals. If the household receives such notice, no application is required for free or reduced price school meal benefits. If any children in the household were not listed on the eligibility notice or not listed on the application, the household should contact Tracy Beistel (970-686-8025) to have benefits extended to all children in the household.


When determined by Weld RE-4 School District, that an individual child is categorized as homeless, migrant, or runaway or is enrolled in an eligible Head Start program, households will be notified of the child’s eligibility for free school meals. For any children not listed on the eligibility notice, the household should contact Sherry Hoffman (970-686-8011) about eligibility under one of these programs or should submit an application for other children.


Weld RE-4 School District will notify households of their children’s eligibility for free or reduced price school meals. The eligibility is valid for the current school year and a carryover period of up to 30 operating days into the next school year. When the carryover period ends, unless the household is notified that their children are directly certified or the household submits an application that is approved, Weld RE-4 School District will not send a reminder or a notice of expired eligibility and the children must pay full price for school meals. Households notified of their children’s eligibility for free or reduced price school meals must contact Tracy Beistel (970-686-8025) if they choose to decline meal benefits.

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) participants may be eligible for free or reduced price meals. Please contact your school district.


Under the provision of the free and reduced price school meal policy, Tracy Beistel, determining official, will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent is dissatisfied with the decision, a request may be made to discuss it with the determining official. A formal appeal may be made either orally or in writing to Sue Anderson, Director of Nutrition Services (970-686-8018), 1020 Main Street, Windsor, CO 80550 for a hearing to appeal the decision. Weld RE-4 School District has a copy of the complete free and reduced price school meal policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The policy contains an outline of the hearing procedure.

Applications may be submitted at any time during the school year. The household may complete an application if any household member(s) have a decrease in income, become unemployed, have an increase in family size, become eligible for SNAP, TANF or FDPIR benefits or become categorically eligible.

WELD RE-4 SCHOOL DISTRICT
Política de comidas gratuitas y a bajo precio de Colorado para el Año Escolar 2018-2019


Weld RE-4 School District anunció hoy su política para determinar si los niños califican para recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido, que sirven en el Programa Nacional de Comedores Escolares (NSLP por sus siglas en inglés), los Programas de Desayuno Escolar (SBP).


Los funcionarios escolares locales usarán el siguiente criterio del tamaño del hogar y el salario para determinar la elegibilidad para recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido.

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Los niños de las familias cuyo ingreso esté en, o por debajo de, los niveles mostrados, califica para recibir comidas gratis o a precio reducido.

Se ofrecen solicitudes de comidas escolares gratuitas y de precio reducido, instrucciones y una carta informativa a los hogares todas las ubicaciones de Weld RE-4 School, la oficina administrativa del distrito en 1020 Main Street, Windsor, y las aplicaciones en línea se pueden enviar a www.myschoolapps.com. Sólo se requiere una solicitud para todos los niños en el hogar. La información que se provee en la solicitud es confidencial y se usará sólo para el propósito de determinar elegibilidad y para verificar la información.


En las solicitudes de las familias que reciben beneficios del programa SNAP (Programa de Asistencia para Nutrición Suplementaria) o del Programa de Distribución de Alimentos en Reservaciones Indígenas (FDPIR o beneficios de Asistencia Temporal para las Familias Necesitadas (TANF, también conocida en inglés como ‘Colorado Works’, Asistencia Básica en Efectivo o Programa alterantivo de delitos menores para desvio de jovenes antes del juicio del Estado) sólo se necesita enlistar los nombres de los niños, el nombre de la persona que recibe los beneficios del programa, los números de caso respectivos y la firma de un adulto integrante del hogar. Cuando en la solicitud se enlista un número de caso para cada uno de los integrantes del hogar, la elegibilidad para recibir comidas gratuitas se extiende a todos los niños que integran el mismo.


Todos los otros hogares que pueden calificar, basado en su ingreso, deben poner todos los nombres de todos los integrantes de la casa relacionados o no (tales cómo abuelos y otros parientes o amigos), el total de ingresos brutos que cada persona recibe, la frecuencia y la forma de pago, la firma de cada integrante del hogar y los cuatro últimos dígitos de los seguros sociales de los adultos, o marque el recuadro si el adulto no tiene número de seguro social. Weld RE-4 School District o los funcionarios del programa pueden verificar la información en la solicitud en cualquier momento durante el año escolar.


Los hogares con niños que son elegibles bajo los programas de Head Start, sin hogar, migrantes o fugitivos deben comunicarse con Sherry Hoffman (970-686-8011) para recibir asistencia en la recepción de beneficios de comidas.Para terminar una solicitud, se debe marcar la casilla correspondiente para indicar la elegibilidad apropiada.


Los niños en hogar de acogida se encuentran bajo la responsabilidad legal de una agencia de cuidado de acogida o una corte, y califican para recibir comidas gratis. Cualquier niño de acogida en el hogar califica para recibir comidas gratis sin importar el ingreso. Si la familia sólo tiene niños de acogida en su casa y desea poner una solicitud para recibir comidas, debe llenar la solicitud siguiendo las instrucciones para hogares que tienen viviendo en casa niños y niños de acogida. Incluir a los niños de acogida cómo miembros del hogar puede ayudar a que otros niños en el hogar califiquen para recibir los beneficios de comidas.


No se puede aprobar una solicitud a menos que contenga la información completa de elegibilidad, que la misma y las instrucciones indican.

Cuando determinado por Weld RE-4 School District, los miembros de un hogar están recibiendo asistencia de SNAP, TANF o FDPIR, los hogares serán notificados de la elegibilidad de sus hijos para las comidas escolares gratis.Si el hogar recibe tal notificación, no se requiere que envíen solicitud para los beneficios de la comida gratuita. Si alguno de los niños del hogar no figura en el aviso de elegibilidad o no aparece en la solicitud, el hogar debe comunicarse con Tracy Beistel (970- 686-8025) para que los beneficios se extiendan a todos los niños del hogar.


Cuando se determina por Weld RE-4 School District, que un niño individual es categorizado como sin hogar, migrante o fugitivo o está inscrito en un programa Head Start elegible, los hogares serán notificados de la elegibilidad del niño para comidas escolares gratis. Para los niños que no figuran en el aviso de elegibilidad, el hogar debe comunicarse con Sherry Hoffman (970-686-8011) sobre la elegibilidad bajo uno de estos programas o debe presentar una solicitud para otros niños.


Weld RE-4 School District notificará a los hogares de la elegibilidad de sus hijos para recibir comidas escolares gratis oa precio reducido. La elegibilidad es válida para el año escolar actual y un período de acumulación de hasta 30 días hábiles para el siguiente año escolar. Cuando termine el período de retraso, a menos que se notifique al hogar que sus hijos están certificados directamente o que el hogar presenta una solicitud aprobada, Weld RE-4 School District no enviará un recordatorio o un aviso de elegibilidad vencida y los niños deberán pagar Precio de las comidas escolares. Los hogares notificados de la elegibilidad de sus hijos para comidas escolares gratis oa precio reducido deben comunicarse con Tracy Beistel (970-686-8025) si deciden rechazar los beneficios de comidas.


Los participantes del Programa Especial de Nutrición Suplementaria para Mujeres, Infantes y Niños (WIC) pueden calificar para recibir comidas gratis o a precio reducido. Por favor, contacte a su escuela.


Bajo la provisión de la política de comidas escolares gratuitas y de precio reducido, Tracy Beistel, determinante oficial, revisará las solicitudes y determinará la elegibilidad. Si un padre no está satisfecho con la decisión, se puede hacer una solicitud para discutirla con el funcionario determinante. Una apelación formal puede ser hecha oralmente o por escrito a Sue Anderson, Directora de Servicios de Nutrición (970-686-8018), 1020 Main Street, Windsor, CO 80550 para una audiencia para apelar la decisión. Weld RE-4 School District tiene una copia de la política completa de comidas gratuitas y de precio reducido, que puede ser revisada por cualquier parte interesada. La póliza contiene un esquema del procedimiento de audiencia.


Las solicitudes se pueden presentar en cualquier momento durante el año escolar. Si usted no califica ahora, pero su ingreso disminuye, se queda sin empleo o el tamaño de su familia crece, o califica para recibir los beneficios de SNAP, TANF o FDPIR, puede llenar una solicitud en cualquier momento.