Free Meals Ending

Free School Meals Ending, Families Must Apply Before May 24, 2024
Posted on 03/25/2024
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State funding for free school meals including breakfast and lunch will end May 30, 2024. In an effort to support student meals in school, the Carson City School District Food and Nutrition Services department is asking parents and families to apply for free and reduced meals (educational benefits). Students requiring school-provided meals, need families to complete the educational benefits application online before Friday, May 24, 2024 (paper forms available through school offices).

Student meal status must be established during the 2023-2024 school year, or the meal status will default to “full-pay” until an application for the 2024-2025 school year is submitted. Students with a free and reduced status during the current school year will have a 30-day grace period to reapply at the beginning of the 2024-2025 school year.

Please be advised that starting the first day of school Monday, Aug. 19, 2024, meals must be paid for, per each student's free, reduced or paid status. The district has also provided a helpful Frequently Asked Questions document in both English and Spanish that should provide additional information. For additional information, please call Nutrition Services at 775-283-2150.