FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE SCHOOL MEALS
This year, WPS will provide free breakfast for all students from pk through 12th grade. And lunch costs: Elementary free, Middle school is $2.50, High School $2.75. Your children may qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. Students in all grades that qualify for free or reduced-price meals will receive breakfast and lunch at no charge.
The submission of a free and reduced-price meal application and subsequent determination of benefits goes beyond eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. Based on your application, you could be eligible for the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program. P-EBT is a program that provides a cash-like benefit to purchase groceries for students during the pandemic. In addition, applying also helps ensure students receive the maximum amount of benefits they are eligible for, including a 50% discount on school technology fees (if you pay before October 1st and don’t have fees from previous years). It also ensures schools receive additional resources to support healthy meals for students and afterschool programs.
The results of the application also help determine funding for other numerous academic programs.
Online applications are the fastest and easiest way to apply for meal benefits.
Benefits of applying online include:
- Quicker approval process for eligibility
- The accuracy of the submitted application
- Assisting your child's school in receiving additional funds
If you don't have access to the online system, paper applications are available at all schools in the office.
NOTE: Meal benefits are not retroactive and are effective only after processing by the Culinary Services Department.
For all questions related to school meals including Free and Reduced Price School Meals, please contact your child's school office or kitchen. For answers to common questions regarding the Free and Reduced Price School Meals application process, please view the Information Letter to Households. (ENGLISH - SPANISH)
For additional questions not answered by your child's school OR in the Information Letter to Households, please contact us at 303-657-3895 or email us to NutritionServices@westminsterpublicschools.org.
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