With the new school year starting soon, and with new rules going into effect for free and reduced-priced school meals, the Brookland School District is urging qualifying families to sign up for the service as soon as possible.
The federal USDA waiver that allowed school districts to provide meals at no cost to all students expired on June 30, 2022. The USDA did NOT extend the federal waiver for the upcoming school year.
This means families who do not qualify for free or reduced-price meals can expect to resume paying full price for school meals. However, many students will still qualify for the reduced-price meals, but families must apply.
Families can apply for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year by picking up an application at any school office, and the Administration Office. You can also click on the link below, fill out the application, sign it, and email it to Wendy Pannell, firstname.lastname@example.org. Only one application per household is required.
Currently, the district is experiencing food costs at record levels. To help offset some of these costs, lunch prices will increase for the 2022-23 school year
Meal costs for the 2022-23 school year will be as follows:
Student breakfast: $2.00
Elementary lunch: $3.00 (K-6th grade)
Secondary lunch: $3.25 (Grades 7-12)
Adult lunch: $4.00