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Free & Reduced Meals Application

Children need healthy meals to learn. Bartlesville Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals.

 Meal Full Price for Elementary Students (Grades PreK-5) Full Price for Secondary Students (Grades 6-12)  Reduced Price for Qualifying Students
 Breakfast $1.80 $1.95 $0.30
 Lunch $2.65 $2.90 $0.40

Below are some common questions and answers to help you with the application process. 

Who qualified for free or reduced-price meals?     

  • All children in households receiving benefits from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are eligible for free meals. 
  • Foster children who 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 their 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 2016-2017
 Household Size  Yearly Income  Monthly Income  Weekly Income
1 $21,978  $1,832  $423 
2 $29,637  $2,470  $570 
3 $37,296  $3,108  $718 
4  $44,955 $3,747  $865 
5 $52,614  $4,385  $1,012 
6 $60,273  $5,023  $1,160 
7 $67,951  $5,663  $1,307 
8 $75,647  $6,304  $1,455 
Each additional person:  $7,696  $642  $148 

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 any of the above descriptions and have not been told that your children will get free meals, please call or e-mail Sarah Rowe, the Homeless Liaison Coordinator, at 918-336-6560 or e-mail RoweSE@bps-ok.org.

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

No. Just complete one online application using the Heartland Apps service described below.

Old-style paper applications are also filled out only once per household and should be returned to: 
Child Nutrition Programs
PO BOX 1357
Bartlesville, OK 74005-1357

Should I fill out an application if I received a letter this school year saying my children are already approved for free meals?

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, PROMPTLY contact Frankie Ryan via email at RyanFE@bps-ok.org or by calling Frankie at 918-333-7966 or at 918-333-4444 ext. 4060.


Heartland Apps Link - English

Safe & Secure

We use the highest level of data encryption available, meaning that your information is always safe and guarded. 

Private & Available

Apply online in the comfort and privacy of your own home.  The online service is available 24/7 anytime, anywhere there is an Internet connection!


Your data is transmitted to the Bartlesville Schools Nutrition Office the same day you apply, allowing for quicker processing so you can receive benefits faster. 

Go Green

No more paper applications to complete and return to the school office!  Applying online is so convenient and good for the environment as well!

CLICK HERE for a printable flyer in English

Heartland Apps Link - Spanish

Seguro y fiable

Utilizamos el más alto nivel de encriptación de datos disponibles, lo que significa que su información esté siempre segura y protegida. 

Privado y Disponible

El servicio en línea está disponible 24/7 en cualquier momento y cualquier lugar donde haya una conexión al Internet. Usted puede completar la aplicación en la privacidad de su propia casa, en su escuela local, o en la Biblioteca Pública de la Escuela.


Sus datos se transmiten a la Oficina de Nutrición del mismo día en que se aplican, lo que permite un procesamiento  rápido para que pueda recibir los beneficios con mayor rapidez.

Vamos Verde

No más solicitud en papel para completar y volver a la oficina de la escuela!  La aplicación en linea es muy conveniente y bueno para el medio ambiente también!

CLIC AQUÍ para una versión imprimible


If you find the paper application option a bit frustrating, please try the new ONLINE APPLICATION

Paper copies of the application are also always available to be picked up at each school office, each cafeteria, the Child Nutrition Office at Madison Middle School, or the Education Service Center.

All families are encouraged to complete this application and take advantage of the breakfast and lunch programs. Please allow 10 business days for processing paper applications for the Free and Reduced Price Meal program. Application may be made at any time during the school year.

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