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Free & Reduced Information

Children need healthy meals to learn. The Menomonee Falls School District offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.65 (grades K-5), $1.70 (breakfast grades 6-12) and $2.00 (hot breakfast grades 9-12); lunch costs $2.40 (grades K-5), $2.75 (grades 6-8) and $3.00 (grades 9-12).

Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price meals for breakfast are no cost and lunch is $.40. Below is the application for free and reduced as well as an FAQ to help you with the application process.

If you are applying online:

To access the online Free & Reduced Lunch application online, a family must be a registered Wordware user with a username and password. If you are not a registered user and would like to access the online Free & Reduced Lunch application, please contact:

Theresa Schmitz
262-250-6462
email: schmthe@sdmfschools.org

Who can get free or reduced price meals?

  • All children in households receiving benefits from FoodShare, the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)], or W-2 cash benefits are eligible for free meals.
  • Children in households that receive Medicare benefits may qualify for free or reduced price meals.
  • Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals.
  • Children participating in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals.
  • Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals.
  • Children may receive free or reduced price meals if your household’s income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals if your household income falls at or below the limits on this chart.

FEDERAL ELIGIBILITY INCOME CHART For School Year 2018-2019

Household size

Yearly ($)

Monthly ($)

Weekly ($)

1

22,459

1,872 432
2

30,451

2,538586
338,443

3,204740
4

46,435

3,870893
554,427

4,5361,047
6

62,419

5,2021,201
770,411

5,8681,355
878,403

6,5341,508
Each additional person: 7,992666154

How do I know if my children qualify as homeless, migrant or runaway?

Do the members of your household lack a permanent address? Are you staying together in a shelter, hotel, or other temporary housing arrangement? Does your family relocate on a seasonal basis? Are any children living with you who have chosen to leave their prior family or household? If you believe children in your household meet these descriptions and have not been told your children will get free meals, please call or e-mail Kathy Young, Director of Pupil Services at 262-255-8695 or emailing: younkat@sdmfschools.org.

Do I need to fill out an application for each child?

No. Use one Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application for all students in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. Return the completed application to:

School District of Menomonee Falls School Nutrition Department,

N80 W14350 Titan Dr

Menomonee Falls, WI 53051.

Should I fill out an application after receiving an approval letter?

No, but please read the letter you got carefully and follow the instructions.

If any children in your household were missing from your eligibility notification, contact School District of Menomonee Falls School Nutrition Department, Attn: Theresa Schmitz at 262-250-6462 or email: schmthe@sdmfschools.org immediately.

If your household has automatically qualified for reduced meals based on Medicare, we encourage you to complete an application to potentially qualify for free meals based on household size and income.

Do I need an application if my child attends a Community Eligibility Provision School?

If your child attends a school that participates in CEP,receipt of free breakfast and lunch meals does not depend on returning this application. However, this information is necessary for other programs and may be used to determine if your household is eligible for additional benefits

Can I apply online?

Yes! You are encouraged to complete an online application instead of a paper application if you are able.

The online application has the same requirements and will ask you for the same information as the paper application.

Click the icon above to apply.

Contact School District of Menomonee Falls School Nutrition Department, Attn: Theresa Schmitz at 262-250-6462 or email to schmthe@sdmfschools.org if you have any questions about the online application.

My child was approved last year. Do I need to fill out a new form?

Yes. Your child’s application is only good for that school year and for the first few days of this school year, through October 10, 2018. You must send in a new application unless the school told you that your child is eligible for the new school year. If you do not send in a new application that is approved by the school or you have not been notified that your child is eligible for free meals, your child will be charged the full price for meals.

I am a recipient of WIC. Can my child get free meals?

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

Will the information I give be verified?

Yes. We may also ask you to send written proof of the household income you report.

What if I disagree with the school's decision on my application?

You should talk to school officials.

You also may ask for a hearing by calling or writing to:

Keith Brightman, Director of Finance & Operations at the School District of Menomonee Falls Administrative Offices at W156 N8480 Pilgrim Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

or by emailing: brighkei@sdmfschools.org or by calling direct 262-255-8440.

May I apply if someone in my household isn't a U.S. citizen?

Yes. You, your children, or other household members do not have to be U.S. citizens to apply for free or reduced price meals.

What if my income isn't consistent?

List the amount that you normally receive. For example, if you normally make $1000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only made $900, put down that you made $1000 per month. If you normally get overtime, include it, but do not include it if you only work overtime sometimes. If you have lost a job or had your hours or wages reduced, use your current income.

What if I have no income to report?

Household members may not receive some types of income we ask you to report on the application, or may not receive income at all. Whenever this happens, please write a 0 in the field. However, if any income fields are left empty or blank, those will also be counted as zeroes. Please be careful when leaving income fields blank, as we will assume you meant to do so.

We are in the military. Do we report our income differently?

Your basic pay and cash bonuses must be reported as income. If you get any cash value allowances for off-base housing, food, or clothing, it must also be included as income. However, if your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance as income. Do not include any combat pay resulting from deployment as income.

What if there is not enough room on the application for my family?

List any additional household members on a separate piece of paper and attach it to your application.

My family needs more help. What other programs are available?

To find out how to apply for FoodShare or other assistance benefits, contact your local assistance office or call 1-800-362-3002.

Can you share my free & reduced information with other programs?

Yes, we can, but you'll need to provide permission first. Please fill out and send in this form to allow us to do so.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online here, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.