Free & Reduced Price Program

2021-2022

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 2021-2022 school year. If your child received meal benefits for the 2020-2021 school year with Douglas County School District, meal benefits will continue for up to 30 days, allowing parents to reapply for benefits in the 2021-2022 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.



For information regarding Immigrant and Refugee Status applications, please click HERE.

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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 at: 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.