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Free & Reduced Application

The free and reduced price school meal program is available to all students, Pre-K through 12th grade. The eligibility scale to receive free/reduced meals, as determined by the USDA, is based on household size and income. Many families qualify and are encouraged to submit an application. Applications can be completed online through the Parent Portal (see ‘Lunchroom Application’) or download it HERE.
Paper application copies can also be obtained from each school site secretary or the Child Nutrition office, located in Perry High School, room 105. A new application must be submitted every school year.
Application submissions are preferred at the beginning of the school year to ensure the school maintains state funding assistance and can appropriately plan and budget for students in the future. However, free and reduced applications are accepted at any time throughout the year.
This program supports more than just meals for students. Every completed application contributes to helping our school qualify for additional funding from the federal government to help support teaching and learning. Those funds directly impact every district program and department, including instruction, athletics, technology, etc. Students who qualify are also eligible for many other benefits, such as:
  • SNAP
  • ACT fee waiver
  • College Application fee waiver
  • Discounts on phone/internet services through the Affordable Connectivity Program - learn more & apply to receive discount HERE.
All families are encouraged to submit a free and reduced application even if you think you don’t qualify!
NOTE: If you are already on SNAP, you can automatically qualify by entering your SNAP case number. Please complete the top portion of the application with student name, grade, birthdate, SNAP case number, and parent/guardian signature - and you’re all done!  (If you are interested in applying for SNAP, we can help with that too!)