Applications now being accepted
If your student has a Food Assistance or TAF number from the State of Kansas, is a foster child or has migrant status, he or she may already be qualified for free school meals through the state's report for our district. We check this list monthly and mail letters to qualified households. Please note that a HealthWave medical card alone does NOT qualify your student for free or reduced lunches.
All applicants must submit a waiver of confidentiality form
Verification of eligibility: Your eligibility may be checked by school officials at any time during the school year. You may be asked to send information to prove that your child should get free or reduced price Child Nutrition Program benefits.
Fair hearing: If you do not agree with the school's decision on your application or the results of the verification, you may wish to discuss it with a school official. You may also ask for a fair hearing. You can do this by calling or writing:
Confidentiality: The name of a student and his/her eligibility status for Child Nutrition Program benefits may be disclosed without consent to persons directly connected with the administration of:
Information about a student's eligibility status cannot be released to any program, other than those listed above, unless a signed Waiver of Confidentiality is obtained from the student's parent or guardian. The Waiver of Confidentiality may be included on the Application for Child Nutrition Program benefits, or it may be provided on a separate form.
Re-application: You may apply for free or reduced price Child Nutrition Program benefits at any time during the year. You may want to apply at a later time because of a decrease in household income, an increase in family size, unemployment, or if your child become eligible for Food Stamps, TAF or FDPIR.
Disabilities: If a child has a disability, as determined by a doctor, and the disability prevents the child from eating the regular school meal/snack, the school will make substitutions prescribed by the doctor. If a substitution is needed, there will be no extra charge. However, the school is not required to make a substitution for a food allergy, unless it meets the definition of disability. Please call the school for further information.
To receive an Application for Child Nutrition Program Benefits, please contact your child's school or the Student Nutrition Office at 913-667-6200. After reading the instructions, complete, sign and return the Application for Child Nutrition Program benefits to your child's school or the Student Nutrition Office.
You will be notified when the application is approved or denied. If you need help, contact Amy Droegemeier, Director of Student Nutrition, at the Student Nutrition Office, 913-667-6200.
Nondiscrimination Statement: (This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.) The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)