County Schools Free or Reduced Price Meals Guidelines

County Schools Free or Reduced Price Meals Guidelines

Edgefield County School District, today announced its policy for free and reduced price milk for children served in residential child care institution (RCCI), camps, schools and/or sites that participate in the Special Milk Program. The following household size and income criteria for determining eligibility are provided:

Household Size and Income Guidelines for Free Meals or Reduced Price Meals Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016

Household size (1) Income Guidelines for Free Meals – 130%   (2) Income Guidelines for Reduced Price Meals – 185%
  Annual Monthly Twice per month Every two weeks Weekly   Annual Monthly Twice per month Every two weeks Weekly
1 15,301 1,276 638 589 295   21,775 1,815 908 838 419
2 20,709 1,726 863 797 399   29,471 2,456 1,228 1,134 567
3 26,117 2,177 1,089 1,005 503   37,167 3,098 1,549 1,430 715
4 31,525 2,628 1,314 1,213 607   44,863 3,739 1,870 1,726 863
5 36,933 3,078 1,539 1,421 711   52,559 4,380 2,190 2,022 1,011
6 42,341 3,529 1,765 1,629 815   60,255 5,022 2,511 2,318 1,159
7 47,749 3,980 1,990 1,837 919   67,951 5,663 2,832 2,614 1,307


Children from families whose income is at or below the levels shown may be eligible for free or reduced price meals.

For school officials to determine eligibility, the household must provide the following information on the application: (1) A SNAP or TANF case number certifying the household is currently eligible for either of these assistance programs and an adult household member signature or (2) names of all household members, the name and last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member signing the application form, current income by source for each household member and a signature of an adult household member certifying that the information provided is correct.

Foster children may also be eligible for these benefits regardless of household income. If a household has foster children living with them and the household has not previously been notified by the School District that their foster children have been directly certified for free meals, the household should include and count the foster children (including personal income earned by the foster children) on the household application form with other non-foster children.

Under the provisions of the policy Melissa K. Jackson will review applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the reviewing official may wish to discuss the decision with the reviewer on an informal basis. Parents wishing to make a formal appeal may make a request either orally or in writing to Greg Anderson whose address is: P.O. 608 Edgefield, SC 29824 for a hearing to appeal the decision. The hearing procedures are outlined in the policy.

If a household member becomes unemployed or if household size changes, the household should contact the school to file a meal application. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for free or reduced price meals if the household income falls at or below the levels shown above. A complete copy of this policy should be kept on file where any interested party may review.