WPS Free/Reduced Lunch Information
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LINK: 2023-2024 Free/Reduced Meals Family Application
August 7, 2023
Welcome back to a new school year. Attached you will find a free/reduced lunch application, the instructions for filling out that application, information about activity tickets and information about the student fee waiver.
The lunch prices this year have changed. The prices are as follows:
Elementary Breakfast - $2.45 ~ Elementary Lunch - $3.40
Middle/High School Breakfast - $2.65 ~ Middle/High School Lunch - $3.65
Reduced Breakfast - .30 ~ Reduced Lunch - .40
When filling out the application for free or reduced lunch, please read the instructions and fill it out correctly. The application cannot be processed if it is incomplete. Please return the completed application by September 25, 2023.
Any student taking an extra meat sandwich, peanut butter & jelly, milk or juice will be charged in addition to the regular meal price. Prices will be determined and posted to the school's website.
DIGITAL ACTIVITY TICKETS
Wahoo Public Schools will continue to use GoFan for 2023-2024 school year! Cost per ticket is $50.00 for students and $60.00 for adults. All GoFan fees are waived for these purchases. Download the app in the App Store or visit: http://qofan.co/app/school/
Student and adult activity tickets may be used to attend all regularly scheduled home activities. They will not be accepted at conference games, district games or the Holiday tournament or any special musical events held throughout the school year.
Tickets should be purchased before the first home activity.
The cost to attend sports activities if you do not have an activity ticket:
Varsity: Adult - $6.00 ~ Students - $5.00
Varsity Tournaments: Adult - $7.00 ~ Students - $5.00
JV/Freshman/MS Games: Adult - 4.00 ~ Students - $3.00
JV/Freshman/MS Tournaments: Adult - 5.00 ~ Students - $4.00
STUDENT FEE WAIVER
A student fee waiver allows the student to get an activity ticket free when they meet the following requirements and can be picked up in the Middle School or High School Offices.
- The student needs to be in grades 7-12.
- The student needs to be approved for free or reduced lunch.
- The student needs to be participating in an extra-curricular activity at the time that they fill out the student waiver form for the free activity ticket.
If you have any questions, please contact your child's school office.
If you have any questions pertaining to the lunch program, please contact Kathy Myers in the superintendent's office: 402-443-3051.
TO GET FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS FOR YOUR CHILDREN, YOU MUST COMPLETE AN APPLICATION AND RETURN IT TO THE SCHOOL. WE CANNOT APPROVE AN APPLICATION THAT IS NOT COMPLETE.
How To Apply: If you now get food stamps or AFDC for the children you are applying for, the application must have the children's names, a food stamp or AFDC case number for each child, and signature of an adult household member. If you are applying for a foster child, the application must have the child's name, the child's "personal use" income, and an adult signature. If you do not list a food stamp or AFDC case number for all the children you are applying for, then the application must have the children's names, the names of all household members, the amount of income each person got last month and where it came from, the signature of an adult household member and that adult's social security number or the word "none" if the adult does not have a social security number.
Verification: Your eligibility may be checked at any time during the school year. School officials may ask you to send papers showing that your children should get free or reduced meals.
Please remind your child that no liquids from the outside will be allowed in the school building. They may purchase a drink from the machines or the lunch line.
Fair Hearing: You may talk to school officials if you do not agree with the school's decision on your application or the results of verification. You may also ask for a fair hearing. You may do this by calling or writing.
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Confidentiality: School officials use the information on the application only to decide if your children should get free or reduced price meals.
Reapplication: You may apply for meal benefits anytime during the school year. If you are not eligible now but have a change, like a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, become unemployed or get food stamps or AFDC for your children, complete an application then.
Other Benefits: Families eligible for free and reduced price meals may also be eligible for other programs: 1. Child Care Subsidy, a program that assists parents with child care costs. For more information on child care subsidy, call 1-800-600-1289. 2. Kid's Connection; Nebraska Children's Health Insurance Program, a program that provides health insurance coverage for children up to age 19. For more information on health insurance, call toll free 1-877-632-5437.
We will let you know when your application is approved or denied.
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