July 7th, 2022
Fill Out the Free and Reduced Meal Application
With the new school year starting soon, the Southern Boone School District is urging families to complete the free or reduced meal application as part of the online registration process.
The Federal USDA Waiver that allowed school districts to provide meals at no cost to students has expired. The USDA did NOT extend the Federal Waiver for the upcoming school year.
Parents are being asked to fill out the 2022-2023 Free and Reduced Meal Application for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. This means families who do not qualify for free or reduced price meals will be paying full price for school meals. In order to have the possibility of qualifying, you must first complete the application.
The school district is encouraging all families to fill out an application. Even if you think your family won’t qualify, your application can help the school district in many different areas including federal funding and qualifying for grants. Completing an application is the only way to be considered for free or reduced meals.
You can fill out the application online or download and print off a paper copy of the application. You can turn in the completed form to your child’s school office or central office.
If you have any questions regarding free or reduced meals or need assistance with filling out an application, please call Southern Boone Central Office at 573-657-2147.