Peters
Township
School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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National School Lunch Program

The Peters Township School District offers a choice of healthy meals each school day. Your child(ren) could receive free or reduced price meals/snacks and other services free if you qualify. The other services are outlined on the Multi-Purpose, Multi-Child Meal Benefit Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals/Snacks. See Forms below.

 Your child(ren) may buy lunch for $2.20 for elementary and $2.35 for secondary. Your child(ren) may also receive meals free or at a reduced price. All meals must meet nutrition standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. If a child has been determined by a physician to be disabled and the disability would prevent the child from eating the regular school meal/snack, the school will make any substitution prescribed by a physician. If a substitution is required, there will be no extra charge for the meal/snack. Please note that a substitution is not required for a food allergy, unless it meets the definition of a disability. If you believe your child requires a substitution because of a disability, please contact us for further information.

Children need healthy meals to learn. Peters Township School District offers healthy meals every school day. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals.

1. Do I need to fill out an application for each child? No. Complete the application to apply for free or reduced price meals. Use one Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application for all students in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. Return the completed application to: Mary Burford, Peters Township School District, 631 East McMurray Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-941-6251, ext. 7209.

2. Who can get free meals? Children in households getting Food Stamps or TANF and most foster children can get free meals regardless of your income. Also, your children can get free price meals if your household income is within the free limits on the Federal Income Guidelines.

3. Can homeless, runaway and migrant children get free meals? Please call Mrs. Burford to see if your child(ren) qualify, if you have not been informed that they will get free meals.

4. Who can get reduced price meals? Your children can get low cost meals if your household income is within the reduced price limits on the Federal Income Chart, shown on this application.

5. Should I fill out an application if I got a letter this school year saying my children are approved for free or reduced price meals? Please read the letter you got carefully and follow the instructions. Call the school at 724-941-6251, if you have questions.

6. I get WIC. Can my child(ren) get free meals? Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced price meals. Please fill out an application.

7. Will the information I give be checked? Yes, we may ask you to send written proof.

8. If I don’t qualify now, may I apply later? Yes. You may apply at any time during the school year if your household size goes up, income goes down, or if you start getting Food Stamps, TANF or other benefits. If you lose your job, your children may be able to get free or reduced price meals.

9. What if I disagree with the school’s decision about my application? You should talk to school officials. You also may ask for a hearing by calling or writing to: Vincent Belczyk, Business Manager, 724-941-6251,ext. 7203.

10. May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen? Yes. You or your child(ren) do not have to be a U.S. citizen to qualify for free or reduced price meals.

11. 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). You must include yourself and all children who live with you.

12. What if my income is not always the same? List the amount that you normally get. For example, if you normally get $1000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only got $900, put down that you get $1000 per month. If you normally get overtime, include it, but not if you get it only sometimes.

13. We are in the military, do we include our housing allowance as income? If your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance as income. All other allowances must be included in your gross income.

If you have other questions or need help, call 724-941-6251,

Si necesita ayuda, por favor llame al tel é fono: 724-941-6251

Si vous voudriez d’aide, contactez nous au numero: 724-941-6251

TO RECEIVE FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS FOR YOUR CHILD(REN), YOU MUST COMPLETE, SIGN AND RETURN A MEAL BENEFIT APPLICATION TO THE SCHOOL OR ISSUING AGENCY. A MEAL BENEFIT APPLICATION THAT IS NOT COMPLETE CANNOT BE APPROVED. WE WILL NOTIFY YOU WHEN THE MEAL BENEFIT APPLICATION IS APPROVED OR DENIED.

How to Apply

Complete the application to apply for free or reduced price meals. Use one Free and Reduced Price School Meals application (download available, right) for all students in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. Return the completed application to: Mary Burford, Peters Township School District, 631 East McMurray Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-941-6251

 

Income Chart for Reduced Price Meal

 

FEDERAL INCOME CHART

For School Year 2017-2018

Household size

Yearly

Monthly

Weekly

1

$22,311

$1,860

$430

2

$30,044

$2,504

$578

3

$37,777

$3,149

$727

4

$45,510

$3,793

$876

5

$53,243

$4,437

$1,024

6

$60,976

$5,082

$1,173

7

$68,709

$5,726

$1,322

8

$76,442

$6,371

$1,471

Each additional person:

+ $7,773

+ $645

+$149

 

 

 

Verification:Your eligibility may be checked at any time during the school year. School officials may ask you to send documentation that your child(ren) is/are eligible to receive free or reduced price meals/snacks.

Fair Hearing:You may talk to school officials if you do not agree with the school's decision on your Meal Benefit Application or the results of verification. You also may ask for a fair hearing. You may do this by calling or writing to:

Mrs. Mary Burford
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Tel 724-941-6251 ext 7209

Confidentiality:School officials will use the information on the Meal Benefit Application to decide if your child(ren) is/are eligible to receive free or reduced price meals/snacks. The eligibility status of your child(ren) may be given to other child nutrition, health and education programs for determining benefits for those programs and for allocation and evaluation purposes. If the Other Benefits section of the Meal Benefit Application is completed, you are agreeing to release information regarding those services.

Reapplication:You may apply for free or reduced price meals/snacks anytime during the school year. If you are not presently eligible but have a change during this school year, such as a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, unemployment or receive Food Stamp or TANF benefits for your child(ren), complete a Meal Benefit Application at that time.



The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of all program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. You will be notified if your application is approved or denied.
 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 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 if 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 atprogram.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
 
Persons with disabilities, who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Contact Us

Christina Kretchun
Food Service Director
Tel 724 941-6251 ext 7226
Fax 724 941-6565

 

 

Peters
Township
School District
Peters Township School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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