Free and Reduced Meal Program

Preparing for the 2014/2015

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District





Student Programs Applications for 2014-2015 SY


Households with income:  Households with income are encouraged to submit a KPBSD Student Programs Application (even if income is over the Income Eligibility Guidelines), because certain Federal programs base funding on the total number of students applying for benefits.  Parents can submit an application (one application per household) for their household BEFORE school starts – Please allow 10 working days for processing by the Student Nutrition Services Office.


2014/2015 STUDENT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS (cream with blue printing) will be available for pick-up by August 06, 2014 at all Kenai Peninsula Borough Schools, Public Assistance / Job Service and KPBSD CentralOffice.


Households receiving Public Assistance Benefits:  Households receiving Public Assistance benefits (Food Stamps or Temporary Assistance) DO NOT need to fill out a Student Programs Application IF they have received and turned in a School Meals/Direct Certification Notice from Public Assistance.  The Department of Education and Public Assistance will coordinate efforts to implement the Categorical Eligibility Process by also sending names of qualifying households directly to KPBSD / Student Nutrition Services (SNS).  Once your student’s name has been received and processed, SNS will send you a letter notifying you that benefits are available.


30-DAY GRACE MEAL BENEFITS:  Students qualifying for free or reduced meal benefits on the last serving day of the 2013-2014 School Year (May 21, 2014) may receive meal benefits for up to the first 30 school days of the 2014/2015 school year (August 19 – September 30, 2014).  The 30 day grace period allows students to qualify for school meals while their new application, School Meals or Categorical Eligibility Direct Certification Notice is being processed.  NOTE: If a student changes schools, a delay in receiving 30 day benefit may occur.


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