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Schools set free/reduced meal policy
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School officials have adopted the following family size and income criteria for determining eligibility.

Family    Free    Reduced
size    meals    price

                     Annual family income
1    up to 14,079    14,080 to 20,036
2    up to 18,941    18,942 to 26,955
3    up to 23,803    23,804 to 33,874
4    up to 28,665    28,666 to 40,793
5    up to 33,527    33,528 to 47,712
6    up to 38,389    38,390 to 54,631
7    up to 43,251    43,252 to 61,550
8    up to 48,113    48,114 to 68,469
Each addition    4,862    6,919
Liberty County School System announces its policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price for meals.
Full-price meals cost: breakfasts, $1 at elementary schools and $1.25 middle and high schools; lunches, $1.25 elementary and $1.75 middle and high schools.
Reduced meals cost: breakfasts, 30 cents at elementary schools and 40 cents middle and high schools; lunches 30 cents elementary and 40 cents middle and high schools.
Applications are available at your child’s school and online at
To apply, households should fill out one application per family and return it to the school nutrition clerk in the school cafeteria. Children from families whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible once an application is and processed. Foster children may also be eligible. Families with foster children should complete one application per child. Additional forms are available at the front office in each school. The information provided on the application will be used to determine eligibility and may be verified at any time. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.
For school officials to determine eligibility, households receiving food stamps or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families must list the child’s name, their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program case number and the signature and name of an adult household member. Households not receiving SNAP or TANF must list: child’s name, names of all household members, Social Security number of the parent or guardian who signs the application (or an indication that neither possesses a number), the amount of monthly income received by each household member, identified by source, and the signature of an adult household member certifying that the information is correct. The information is confidential.
If a household member becomes unemployed, or if the household size increases, the household should contact the school nutrition office at 876-2162. Such changes may make children eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the levels shown above.
Under the provisions of this policy, a school official will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent is dissatisfied with the determination, he/she may contact the school either orally or in writing: Dr. Chris Draffin, 200 Bradwell St., Hinesville, GA 31313 876-2162.
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