Free & Reduced Meals

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All RUSD schools will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program for the 2020-2021 school year. This means ALL children may receive 1 complete Breakfast and 1 complete Lunch at no cost regardless of eligibility if they take all the required meal components. This program is being offered as part of an amendment to the District's National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. 

Alternate Household Income Form

You are not required to complete an Alternate Household Income form and the Sharing Information with Other Programs form in order to receive meals at no charge, however, completing these forms is still necessary to determine eligibility to receive assistance with student fees and funding for other programs.  Materials and Supply (4K-5), Textbook and Materials (6-12), Instrument Rental, Class fees, Extended Learning fees, AP, IB, and ACT Testing Fees (HS only) can only be waived for families who have completed the Alternate Household Income form and Sharing Information with Other Programs form, and are determined to be eligible.

An application must be completed each year, and only one application should be filled out for each household. If you have received a letter in the mail that your child has automatically qualified, a paper application is not needed.

If your child attends a school that participates in CEP, receipt of breakfast and lunch meals at no charge does not depend on returning this application. However, this information is necessary for other programs and may be used to determine if your household is eligible for additional benefits.

You may now submit your Alternate Household Income Form  2020-2021 electronically.   The Spanish version can be found here 2020-2021 Ingresos del Hogar If you have been notified that your children automatically qualify for free or reduced meals or submitted a paper application already, please do not submit an online application. 

 

You may also complete forms for previous school years using the links listed below.

 

Paper applications can also be picked up in the main office of your child’s school, at the Administrative Service Campus or you may print a copy of the application using the links below.

 

 

Previous Year - Sharing Information with Other Program forms

Completed paper applications can be turned in to the main office of your child’s school or delivered to the Food Service office at the Administrative Service Center.  Mail completed applications to: 

Racine Unified School District
Attn: Food Service
3109 Mount Pleasant Street 
Racine, WI 53404 

 

Once your application has been processed, you will be notified of the result via mail.

Income Guidelines

The income guidelines for 2020-2021 can be found here. Your children may qualify for free or reduced-price meals if your total gross household income (before deductions) falls at or below the limits on this chart.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form.

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