Free and Reduced Price Meals
August 18, 2022 Update: Lakewood School District has been approved to operate the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) at our three elementary schools beginning in 2022-23. 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 be asked to complete a short “Family Income Survey." 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.
A new application must be submitted each school year.
Free/Reduced forms for the 2022-23 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 2022-23 school year must be based on July 1, 2022 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 for free meals at school will continue to receive all meals at school for no charge.
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 lunches 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 participation fees.