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Henry County Public Schools has been approved for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), available through the USDA, to offer free breakfast and lunch to students. A free and reduced price meal application does not need to be filled out for students under the CEP.
Students at the high schools who may qualify as free or reduced by income who are planning to take the PSAT or SAT tests or will be in dual enrollment courses who need assistance with the fees will still need to fill out and turn in a meals application. Students from households with SNAP, TANF or Medicaid Free status can request a copy of their Direct Certification letter from School Nutrition to use for reduced cost fees.
Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your student's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.
Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.
Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size. An application will need to be turned in for foster students living in households that do not have SNAP, TANF or MedicaidFree benefits to qualify the student for reduced cost fees for the PSAT, SAT and dual enrollment classes.
Please read the entire "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) that is posted with the Meals Application.