Sunday, October 3, 2010

New Online Applications Score a Virtual Success

The first-ever online application process for Free and Reduced Meals proved to be a solid success. In fact, it was a virtual success.

Food Services received 3,200 applications online, accounting for more than 10 percent of the total 32,200 applications received so far.

The program is ongoing. The deadline for students to continue receiving free meals through their previous application status is Oct. 14. After that time, if students don't have their new applications submitted, they will be charged for their meals.

Food Services is asking school staff to encourage student families to complete their applications. It helps the students and the schools too, because Title I funding is allocated based the total count of students who receive free and reduced meals.

For more information, please contact Pam Kowalski, at(858) 627-7332.

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