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Free/Reduced Meals

To apply for free or reduced price meals or milk, use Free and Reduced Price Meal Application, which can be printed using Acrobat Reader. We are unable to approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. Return the completed application to: Karen Moore, Business Manager, Little Chute School District, 325 Meulemans Street, Little Chute, WI 54140. Phone Number 920-788-7605. Completed applications may also be returned to any school building office or the district office between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

 

Children require healthy meals to learn. Little Chute School District offers healthy meals every school day. This year lunch costs will be $2.65 for grades K-4, $2.90 for grades 5-8 and $3.10 for grades 9-12. Breakfast is available for Elementary students for $1.50. Middle and High School Breakfast is $2.00. Your family and/or children may qualify for free breakfast and lunches or reduced priced breakfasts ($.30) and lunches ($.40). Elementary students may also qualify for free milk under the Special Milk Program. Our meal accountability system Wordware ensures no student is overtly identified as being approved for subsidized meals when receiving their lunch or milk.

Here are some frequently asked questions about free or reduced priced meals:

Who can get free or reduced price meals?

Children in households getting Food Stamps or W-2 and most foster children can get free meals regardless of your income. Also, if your household income is within the limits on the Federal Income Chart, your children can get free or reduced price meals or free milk.

I get WIC. Can my child(ren) get free meals?

Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced price meals. Please fill out an application.

Will the information I give be checked?

Yes, we may ask you to send written proof on the information you provide.

Should I fill out an application if I got a letter this school year saying my children are approved for free or reduced price meals?

Do not fill out an application for children who have already received approval for free or reduced price meals for this school year. Call the school if you have questions.

What if I stop getting Food Stamps or W-2?

Due to the year-long duration of eligibility, households are not required to report changes of their participation in a program that impacts their child’s eligibility status.

What if my household size or income changes?

Households are not required to report changes in income or household size, due to the year-long duration of eligibility. However, households may voluntarily report a change. If a change will increase benefits, you are able to submit a new application at any point during the school year. 

If I don’t qualify now, may I apply again later?

Yes. You may apply at any time during the school year if your household size goes up, income goes down, or if you start getting Food Stamps or W-2. If you lose your job, your children may be able to get free or reduced price meals during the time you are unemployed.

How will the information I provide be kept?

Information you provide about your household income or public assistance will be protected as private data. Your child’s approval for free or reduced-price meals is also private data. Please refer to the information provided in the application for details about data privacy.

What if I disagree with the school’s decision about my application?

You should talk to school officials. You also may ask for a hearing by calling or writing to: Karen Moore, Business Office Manager, 325 Meulemans Street, Little Chute School District, Little Chute, WI 54140. Phone Number 920-788-7605.

If you have other questions or need clarification or help in completing the School Meals Application, please call the foodservice office at: 920-788-7840 and speak directly to Lindsey Rysewyk, Food Service Director.