Learn About The Free And Reduced Price Program BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR:
Families are required to complete a new application each school year, unless you have received a letter of notification that your child was directly certified for the 2022-2023 school year. If your child received meal benefits for the 2021-2022 school year with Douglas County School District, meal benefits will continue for up to 30 days, allowing parents to reapply for benefits in the 2022-2023 school year. A new application must be submitted and approved by the expiration of the carryover date.
This year, Douglas County School District will provide breakfast and lunch to all students free of charge, regardless of the child’s free or reduced-price meal benefit status. However, it is still highly encouraged that families continue to complete and submit free and reduced-price meal applications.
The submission of a free and reduced-price meal application and subsequent determination of benefits goes beyond eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. Based on your application, you could be eligible for
Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program. P-EBT is a program that provides cash-like benefits to purchase groceries for students to replace meals they would have normally received when in-person at school during the pandemic. In addition, submitting an application also helps ensure students receive the maximum amount of benefits they are eligible for, including discounts on school fees and bus passes. It also ensures schools also receive additional resources to support healthy meals for students and afterschool programs.
Please apply online at http://www.myschoolapps.com. If you are in need of a paper application, please contact your school bookkeeper or Susan Babineau at 303-387-0368. All applications are available in both English and Spanish. All applications are available in both English, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese. If another language is needed, contact Susan Babineau.
If approved for meal benefits, and the release to share information for Medicaid or other school fees was NOT elected on the application and you would like to share this information, please complete the Information Release form that can be found by clicking on the Free & Reduced tab above and choosing the tab: Information Release and send it to DCSD NS, 2812 N SH 85 Bldg., Castle Rock, CO 80109. Some charter schools have alternative policies regarding transportation fees. Please check with
your individual school to see the policy on transportation fees.
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