Free,reduced-price meals and/or free milk program

Fergus, Judith Basin, Petroleum and Wheatland Counties announce the 2016-17 policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals and/or Free Milk for students whose schools participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. 

Colony Schools announce the 2016-17 policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals and/or Free Milk for students whose schools participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. 

The complete policy is on file in the central office and may be reviewed by any interested party.

Children from households whose income is at or below the levels shown in the following chart may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

Application forms will be sent to each home with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free or reduced-price meals, households must fill out the application and return it to the school.

Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Households will be notified of eligibility determination. At any time during the school year, program officials may verify an application. Households dissatisfied with the ruling of the officials have the right of a fair hearing. This may be done by calling or writing to your specific school official.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and /or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish.)

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