Free and Reduced Priced Meals Information for 2019 - 2020

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    The Parma City School District announced the 2019 - 2020 program year policy free and reduced meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program. Each school office and the central office has a copy of this policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.
     
    The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the Federal Guidelines are eligible for free and reduced-price meals.
     
    To apply for free and reduced-price benefits, households should apply online at www.myschoolapps.com. A complete application is required. Hard copies of applications WILL NOT be sent home. If you need assistance completing the application, please call Nutrition Services at 440-843-1304. 
     
    Households which currently receive Special Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) or Ohio Works First (OWF) funds for a child must provide the child's name, the SNAP or OWF case number and signature of an adult household member on the application. Households which do not receive SNAP or OWF funds must provide the names of all household members, the last four digits of the Social Security Number of the adult signing the application or state "none" if the adult does not have a Social Security Number. The amount and source of income received by each household member (state monthly income)and the signature of an adult household member. If any of this information is missing, the school cannot process the information.
     
    Free Health Care: Families with children eligible for school meals may be eligible for free health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio's Healthy Start & Healthy Families programs. These programs include coverage for doctor visits, immunizations, physicals, prescriptions, dental, vision, mental health, substance abuse, and more. Please call 1-800-324-8680 for more information or to request an application. Information can also be found on the web at http://jfs.ohio.gov/ohp/consumers/familychildstm. Anyone who has an Ohio Medicaid card is already receiving these services.
     
    The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year and by the school or other program officials. To discourage the possibility of misrepresentation, the application forms contain a statement above the space for signature certifying that all information furnished is true and correct. Applications are being made in connection with the receipt of federal funds. Schools or other officials may check the information on the application at any time during the school year. Deliberate misrepresentation of information may subject the applicant to prosecution under applicable state and federal law.