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Please turn in your completed free and reduced meal application to the school site office or email to mwilson@newcastle.k12.ok.us.

One application per household please.

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Meal Applications

It's Not Just About The Cafeteria!


Did you know that the federal Free & Reduced School Meal Application is not only about eating in the cafeteria? In addition to providing an opportunity for some of our students to eat a nutritious meal for no-cost or at a significantly-reduced cost, it also generates additional money for our school. For example, the amount of money we receive from the federal government in our Title programs is based directly on the percentage of students enrolled in the Free & Reduced program, regardless of whether they ever eat a meal in the cafeteria. Our reimbursement from the federal government for our cost of providing Internet and Phone service is also directly tied to that same percentage. Our ability to apply for both State and Federal grants is tied directly to the Free & Reduced program enrollment.

Effective for the 2016-2017 School Year, the fee for a student to participate in various activities is also based on the student's Free & Reduced program enrollment.

How do you apply? In the Meal Applications box on the left are two documents. One is the set of instructions, which includes the amounts that we use internally to determine program eligibility. The other is the Application Form itself, which is an Adobe Reader form that is fillable online. (Note:   It is not fillable from within the Microsoft Edge Browser - you will have to download it to your desktop and open it with Adobe Reader).

The forms are confidential. If you e-mail the form to our Program Director, only that person or our auditors will see the form. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Program Director - her information is listed below.

Program Director:

Malinda Wilson

mwilson@newcastle.k12.ok.us

(405) 387-6424

(Feel free to fill this form out, print it, sign it and e-mail a scanned copy to the Program Director)

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.

Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.