The District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education announced the criteria for determining the eligibility of students to receive free and reduced-price meals for schools participating in the National School Lunch Program and the Special Milk Program for free milk in schools.
For schools participating in the programs, a letter of notice and family application forms were distributed to parents at the beginning of the new academic year.
Schools will receive free or reduced-price meal reimbursement based on the following income scale from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019:
|Family Size||Eligibility Scale for Free Meals||Family Size||Eligibility Scale for Reduced-Price Meals|
|Each additional family member||+$5,616||Each additional family member||+$7,992|