Courtesy of DCPS via Facebook
Courtesy of DCPS via Facebook

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 SizeEligibility Scale for Free MealsFamily SizeEligibility Scale for Reduced-Price Meals
One$15,782One$22,459
Two$21,398Two$30,451
Three$27,014Three$38,443
Four$32,630Four$46,435
Five$38,246Five$54,427
Six$43,862Six$62,419
Seven$49,478Seven$70,411
Eight$55,094Eight$78,403
Each additional family member+$5,616Each additional family member+$7,992

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