An updated free and reduced price meal policy for area school children was recently announced. Free and reduced meals or free milk may be provided based on 2019-20 household and income eligibility.

For free lunch, breakfast and milk, the household income guidelines are as follows: Household of 1: annual $16,237, monthly $1,354, twice per month $677, every two weeks $625 and weekly $313; 2: $21,983, $1,832, $916, $846, $423; 3: $27,729, $2,311, $1,156, $1,635, $534; 4: $33,475, $2,790 $1,395, $1,288, $644; 5: $39,221, $3,269, $1,635, $1,509, $755; 6: $44,967, $3,748, $1,874, $1,730, $865; 7: $50,713, $4,277, $2,114, $1,951, $976; 8: $56,459, $4,705, $2,353, $2,172, $1,086. Each additional: $5,746, $479, $240, $221, $111.

For reduced-price lunch and breakfast, the guidelines are: 1: $23,107, $1,926, $963, $889, $445; 2: $31,284, $2,607, $1,304, $1,204, $602; 3: $39,461, $3,289, $1,645, $1,518, $759; 4: $47,638, $3,970, $1,985, $1,833, $917; 5: $55,815, $4,652, $2,326, $2,147, $1,074, 6: $63,992, $5,333, $2,667, $2,462, $1,231; 7: $72,169, $6,015, $2,934, $3,008, $2,776, $1,388; 8: $80,346, $6,696, $3,348, $3,091, $1,546. Each additional: $8,177, $682, $341, $315, $158.

Parents may call their local school district for more information.

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