Jackson County Central Schools,
PO Box 119 Todd Meyer, Superintendent of Schools
Jackson MN 56143-0119 Phone – 507/847-3608
Fax – 507/847-3078
Our school provides healthy meals each day. Breakfast costs $1.50; lunch costs $2.35-Elem/$2.50-MS/HS.
Your children may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Reduced price is $.40 for lunch. “Reduced-price” breakfasts are served at no charge. To apply for free or reduced-price school meals, complete the enclosed Application for Educational Benefits following the instructions. A new application must be submitted each year. Your application also helps our school qualify for additional education funds and discounts.
Return your completed Application for Educational Benefits to: Food Services Department, PO Box 119, Jackson MN 56143
Who can get free or reduced-price meals? Children in households participating in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) and foster children can get free school meals without reporting household income. Also, children can get free or reduced-price meals if their household income is within the maximum income shown for the household size on the instructions. Approval for school meal benefits is good for the school year.
Do foster children qualify for free meals? Yes, foster children who are the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals regardless of household income.
I get WIC. Can my children get free meals? Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Please fill out an application.
May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen? Yes. You or your children do not have to be U.S. citizens for your children to qualify for free or reduced-price meals.
Who should I include as members of my household? Include yourself and all other people living in the household, related or not (such as grandparents, other relatives or friends). Include a household member who is temporarily away, such as a college student.
What if my income is not always the same? List the amount that you normally get. If you normally get overtime, include it, but not if you get it only sometimes.
How will the information I provide be kept? Information you provide on the form, and your child’s approval for school meal benefits, will be protected as private data. See the back page of the Application for more information about how the information is used.
Will the information I give be checked? Yes and we may also ask you to send written proof.
What if I disagree with the school’s decision about my application? You should talk to school officials. You also may ask for a hearing.
If you have other questions or need help, call Sheri Moen at (507) 847-6637.