Children need healthy meals to learn. Morgan County Board of Education offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast is at no cost, and lunch is at no cost. Frequently Asked Questions are below for the FRAM
DO I NEED TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FOR EACH CHILD?
No. Use one Household Income Form (HIF) for each household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. Return the completed application to:
Lisa Hoskins, or Your Child’s School, 606 743-8002.
WHO CAN GET FREE MEALS?
All children in households receiving benefits from SNAP or KTAP can get free meals regardless of your income. Also, your children will get free meals because Morgan County participates in the Community Eligibility Provision, all students get breakfast and lunch free of charge.
If you have received a NOTICE OF DIRECT CERTIFICATION for free meals, do not complete an application. But do let the school know if any children in your household are not listed on the Notice of Direct Certification letter you received.
CAN FOSTER CHILDREN GET FREE MEALS?
Yes, foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court, are eligible for free meals.
CAN HOMELESS, RUNAWAY, HEAD START, AND MIGRANT CHILDREN GET FREE MEALS?
Yes, children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals. If you believe children in your household meet these descriptions and haven’t been told your children will get free meals, please call or e-mail: Katlin.Haney@morgan.kyschools.us
Katlin Haney, homeless liaison, runaway, head start or migrant coordinator, 606 743-8002.
WHO CAN GET REDUCED PRICE MEALS?
Morgan County Schools participate in the Community Eligibility Program, all students regardless of income have meals available at no charge.
SHOULD I FILL OUT AN APPLICATION IF I RECEIVED A LETTER THIS SCHOOL YEAR SAYING MY CHILDREN ARE APPROVED FOR FREE MEALS?
No, but please read the letter you got carefully and follow the instructions.
Call the school at 606 743-8002 if you have questions.
MY CHILD’S APPLICATION WAS APPROVED LAST YEAR. DO I NEED TO FILL OUT A NEW ONE?
Yes. Your child’s application is only good for that school year and for the first few days of this school year. You must fill out the online application or send in a new application unless the school told you that your child is eligible for the new school year.
I GET WIC. CAN MY CHILDREN GET FREE MEALS?
All children in Morgan County receive meals at no charge. We still need the online HIF application filled out.
WILL THE INFORMATION I GIVE BE CHECKED?
Yes and we may also ask you to send written proof.
IF I DON'T QUALIFY NOW, MAY I APPLY LATER?
Yes, you may apply at any time during the school year. For example, children with a parent or guardian who becomes unemployed may become eligible for free and reduced price meals if the household income drops below the income limit.
WHAT IF I DISAGREE WITH THE SCHOOL'S DETERMINATION ABOUT THE APPLICATION?
You should talk to school officials. You also may ask for a hearing by calling or writing to:
155 University Dr
West Liberty, KY 41472
MAY I APPLY IF SOMEONE IN MY HOUSEHOLD IS NOT A US CITIZEN?
Yes. You or your children do not have to be U.S. citizens to qualify for free or reduced price meals.
WHO SHOULD I INCLUDE AS MEMBERS OF MY HOUSEHOLD?
You must include all people living in your household, related or not (such as grandparents, other relatives, or friends) who share income and expenses. You must include yourself and all children living with you. If you live with other people who are economically independent (for example, people who you do not support, who do not share income with you or your children, and who pay a pro-rated share of expenses), do not include them.
WHAT IF MY INCOME IS NOT ALWAYS THE SAME?
List the amount that you normally receive. For example, if you normally make $1000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only made $900, put down that you made $1000 per month. If you normally get overtime, include it, but do not include it if you only work overtime sometimes. If you have lost a job or had your hours or wages reduced, use your current income.
WE ARE IN THE MILITARY. DO WE INCLUDE OUR HOUSING ALLOWANCE AS INCOME?
If you get an off-base housing allowance, it must be included as income. However, if your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance as income.
MY SPOUCE IS DEPLOYED TO A COMBAT ZONE. IS THEIR COMBAT PAY COUNTED AS INCOME?
No, if the combat pay is received in addition to their basic pay because of their deployment and it wasn’t received before they were deployed, combat pay is not counted as income. Contact your child’s school for more information.
MY FAMILY NEEDS MORE HELP. ARE THERE OTHER PROGRAMS WE MIGHT APPLY FOR?
To find out how to apply for SNAP or other assistance benefits, contact your local assistance office or call 1 855-306-8959.
If you have other questions or need assistance, call 606 743-8002.
Food Service Director
Morgan County Board of Education
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