Meal Applications

Turn in Applications to:

Turn into school office or at the district office at 1020 Main Street, Windsor.  You can also apply online at

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.


For the most rapid processing of your Free & Reduced Meal Application, apply online here!



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.

2019-2020 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.

Household Size

Free Guidelines – Annual Income

Reduced Guidelines – Annual Income

























For each additional person:



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 each Weld RE-4 School Campus, the District Administrative Office located at 1020 Main Street, Windsor, CO  80550.  Applications can be submitted online at  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 Tracy Beistel, 970-686-8025 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, Weld RE-4 School District 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, Weld RE-4 School District Director of Nutrition Services 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.

Non-discrimination statement

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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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:, 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
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.