Free and Reduced Price Meals
A new application must be submitted each school year.
Free/Reduced forms for the 2023-24 school year will be accepted beginning August 1. In order to receive meals at a reduced price, students must have a current Free and Reduced meal application approved on file at their school.
Please fill out the application completely, only one application per family is required. There is a built-in 30-day grace period from the previous year to complete a new application. All applications are processed within 10 days of the school receiving them. Please do not email or fax applications as we must have an original (not copied) signature.
If your student receives Basic Food or TANF you must include the number on the application.
Applications cannot be processed without the case number.
Families who meet federal income eligibility standards may apply for meals at a reduced price or at no cost. Please note that applications for the 2023-24 school year must be based on July 1, 2023 income or later. Please print and complete the application and return it by mail or in person. Your student may also return the form to the school office. An original signature is required, so please do not email or fax your application. Only one application needs to be completed per family. Copies of the application are available at the District Office or at your school office.
Students who are approved will receive free meals (breakfast and lunch) at school.
Military families in privatized housing (Carroll's Creek) do not need to include their housing allowance in their income when applying for free or reduced-price meals.
PLEASE NOTE: Those who qualify for free/reduced meals may also be eligible for other benefits or reduced school district fees. It is recommended that you complete the “Consent to Share” form as well to receive benefits such as waived ASB and other extracurricular participation fees, and reduced admission fees for families to school events.
Lakewood School District has been approved to operate the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) at our three elementary schools. Breakfast and lunch will be available to all
students at Cougar Creek Elementary, English Crossing Elementary and Lakewood Elementary at no cost
Elementary families do not
need to submit a free and reduced-price meal form to receive these free meals. Instead, as a requirement of the program, all elementary families
will receive a “Family Income Survey
" from their school. If you also have a student at Lakewood Middle School or Lakewood High School
, we encourage you to fill out a free and reduced-price meal form to see if that student qualifies for free or reduced-price meals along with other benefits such as waived ASB participation fees and reduced admission fees for eligible families to school events. Families who fill out a free- and reduced-price meal form do not need to complete a Family Income Survey.
Multilingual Families: Need help in another language? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for an interpreter.