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Free Meals for ALL Students, All School Year

ALL students are eligible for FREE meals during the 2021-22 school year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will continue reimbursing schools for free meals to all students regardless of their income through the 2021-22 school year.  There is no need to complete a Free/Reduced Lunch Application in order to receive free or reduced meals.  Ala carte items will be available for purchase at the middle and high schools.  A student must accept a fully reimbursable meal (contains all components) in order for it to be marked free.  All students are eligible to purchase milk to accompany a sack breakfast or lunch from home.  A fully reimbursable meal includes a carton of milk.  A student would need to order a fully reimbursable meal in order to receive free milk. 

Student Fee Waivers

Families who are not directly certified from the State of Illinois (SNAP, Medicaid or Foster-eligible), will be contacted by the school district and provided the link to apply for registration fee waivers.  Based on the income information provided on the application, students fees may be waived (free), reduced (50%) or full-pay.  Remember, families do not need to complete the Free-Reduced meal application in order to receive free breakfast and lunch at school.  ALL students are eligible for FREE meals during the 2021-22 school year.  Menus are posted on the district website.