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Child Nutrition

Congress has not extended meal waivers for the 2022-2023 school year.
This means meals will not be free for all students.
Parents/guardians are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to fill out a free-reduced lunchroom application to qualify for the free-reduced meal program.
Applications will be available July 19, 2022
Over the past two years, the USDA has provided free meals to all schools across the nation in light of the pandemic. For the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, the USDA announced that breakfast and lunch will NOT be free to all students. Perry Public Schools and other school districts will have to return to the regular meal pricing structure used prior to the free meals.

The eligibility scale to receive free or reduced lunches, as determined by the USDA, is based on household size and income. Many families qualify for the free and reduced meal program. Applications can be completed online through the Parent Portal on the school website. Families can apply during the enrollment process or at Back-to-School Night on August 15. 

Paper application copies can be obtained from each school site secretary or the Child Nutrition office, located in Perry High School, room 105. Parents or guardians must complete the application every new school year. 

Dr. Andrea Rains, Executive Director of State and Federal Programs for PPS, said, “It is going to be an adjustment for everyone as we go back to standard meal pricing after being free for two years. We are mindful of our families and striving to keep our full price meals as low as we can.” She added, “We highly encourage all families to complete the free and reduced applications, even if they think they don’t qualify.”

All applications completed for free and reduced meals directly help our school receive state aid funding, which ties into every district program and department, including instruction, athletics, technology, and other programs that benefit our students.  

Parents and guardians can pay lunch balances or add money to their student’s account on the Parent Portal online. 
The online free-reduced lunchroom application will be available July 19, 2022
during enrollment verification on the parent portal!
Forms must be completed by September 1, 2022
ALL parents/guardians are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to fill out the free-reduced lunch form even if you don't think you will qualify!
For any questions regarding child nutrition or to pay on your meal account,
please contact Dr. Andrea Rains.
apply for free and reduced lunch 
Oklahoma State Department of Education has partnered with Hunger Free Oklahoma

New P-EBT resources: 

We would like to share updated resources related to the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program. Visit Hunger Free Oklahoma's Schools Ending Hunger webpage . Resources on the webpage to highlight include:  

Frequently Asked Questions
No, meals may not all be served and/or claimed as free in SY 2022-23. Free/reduced meal applications must be collected. Schools cannot require a parent to complete a meal application, nor can they withhold schedules or grades for not completing a form. The economically disadvantaged form does not take the place of a free/reduced meal application, nor does it approve a child for free/reduced meals.

In SY 2022-23, school districts are required to follow meal patterns outlined in the National School Lunch/Breakfast program.

USDA has not issued any blanket waivers for SY 2022-23 but is allowing states to apply for certain state-level waivers. OSDE's Office of Child Nutrition has applied for and been approved for several state waivers tied specifically to COVID for SY 2022-23. These waivers must be applied for when and/or if a COVID resurgence occurs.

No, states cannot request waivers for these specific items. Only Congress can approve this type of flexibility.

Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s
TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Child Nutrition Director
Lunchroom Application:
Breakfast and Lunch Menu's are also located on the PPS homepage for quick access or by clicking below.
Order Ahead Lunch for HS students is available to order
Monday-Friday by 8:45 am for the current day and after 1:30 for the following day's lunch. The link to order ahead is on the main page of the High School site and also below. 
order lunch