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FCPS Announces Policy for Providing Free Meals

August 6, 2021

Fauquier County Public Schools today announced its policy for providing meals for children. All schools in the division will be participating in the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) as implemented under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Enrolled students will be provided a nutritious meal for breakfast and lunch each day, Monday through Friday, at no charge to the household. Households will not be required to submit a meal application in order to receive meals at no charge. 

Although school meals will be provided free to all children, school funding and eligibility for other benefits depends on completed meal applications. Other benefits include, but are not limited to, Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), testing fee waivers, and reduced cost of internet through certain providers. If you have not already turned in an application for the 2021-2022 school year, a new meal application must be submitted in order to be eligible to receive other benefits. Only one meal application is needed for each household. Students who are currently enrolled in a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school do not need to complete a meal application (Claude Thompson Elementary School and Southeastern Alternative School). If you have a student that attends a CEP school and a student that attends a non-CEP school, please include your student that attends the CEP school on your application as part of your household. Applications are available at all non-CEP schools and online at www.MySchoolApps.com

Children from households whose income is at or below the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines, shown in the chart below, may be eligible for benefits.

INCOME CHART

For Free or Reduced Price Meals

Effective July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

Household Size

Yearly

Monthly

Weekly

1

23,828

1,986

459

2

32,227

2,686

620

3

40,626

3,386

782

4

49,025

4,086

943

5

57,424

4,786

1,105

6

65,823

5,486

1,266

7

74,222

6,186

1,428

8

82,621

6,886

1,589

For Each Additional

Family Member Add

$8,399

$700

$162

 

For additional information about meal applications, please see the student handbook or the Fauquier County Public Schools website at https://www.fcps1.org/  “Departments” tab and go to the School Nutrition page.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 

(1)     mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

          Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

          1400 Independence Avenue, SW

          Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

 

(2)      fax: (202) 690-7442; or

 

(3)      email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.