New Millennium Charter School (NMCS) announced its policy for providing free meals for children served under the National Schools Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and After School Care Snack Program. NMCS offers free healthy meals every school day to all students. To apply for free or reduced-price meals, households will fill out an application and return it to the school. Application forms will be distributed to all households with a letter informing households of the availability of free and reduced-price meals for their children. Applications also are available at the front office and at our school website www.newmillenniumcharter-school.wix.com/nmcs under School Wellness. The information households provide on the application will only be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and verification of data. Applications may be verified at any time during the school year by the school or other program officials.
Your children may already qualify for free meal benefits if the household receives benefits and/or if your child meets a categorical requirement:
- The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or
- The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
- Homeless, migrant or runaway as defined by law; or
- Enrolled in an eligible Head Start, Even Start or pre-kindergarten class as defined in by law
- Foster children that are the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside.
Households should still submit an application under these categorical requirements in order to ensure qualification for free and reduced meals. For any child not listed on the eligibility notice, the households should contact the school about any child also eligible under one of these programs or should submit an income application for other children.
If households/children who receive benefits under Assistance Programs or other source programs are not notified by the school of their free meal benefits, the parent/guardian should contact their school. NMCS will be participating under Provision 2 and families will not be required to pay for meals. Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price policy, Mr. Winford Frasier will review applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the official may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis.The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.