Income Eligibility Guidelines 2012-2013
Application Process for Free or Reduced Meals
Round Rock Independent School District provides free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. All schools and the central office have copies of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.
The household size and income criteria identified in the Income Eligibility Chart will be used to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits. Children from households whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Foster children who are the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court may also be eligible for benefits regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside. Eligibility for the foster child is based on the child’s income.
Applications with a letter to parents or guardians concerning free and reduced price meals are sent to all homes with students enrolled in the Round Rock ISD. To apply for free or reduced price meals, households should complete the application and return it to the school or the food service department.
Information provided on the application will be used to determine eligibility and may be verified during the academic year by school or other program officials. For school officials to determine eligibility, households receiving food stamps or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) must list the child's name, his/her food stamp or TANF case number, and signature of an adult household member.
Households not receiving food stamps or TANF must write the names of all household members, the Social Security number of the person signing the application or the word "none," the amount and source of each member's income, and the signature of the adult household member certifying the information is correct.
Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price meal policy, the Food Service Records Clerk will review the applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the official may wish to discuss the decision with the reviewing official on an informal basis. Parents wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally or in writing to the Director of Risk Management, 1311 Round Rock Avenue, Round Rock, TX, 78681, or phone number 464-5454.
Households that list a food stamp or TANF case number must report when the household no longer receives these benefits. Also, if a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact the school. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the levels in the chart.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 202.720.5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity employer.
Online Application for Free/Reduced Meals
Free and reduced meal applications can now be filled out online. Fill out the application and apply online.