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Alternative Education Foundation, AEF Schools, AEF High School, and Westham Academy

Announces its policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals for students under the

 

NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMS

 

Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting:

Lance Fein, Executive Director, 954-581-8222, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility.  An application can not be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information. Once approved, meal benefits are good for an entire year. You need not notify the organization of changes in income and household size.

Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians.  To apply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals, households must complete the application and return it to the school.  Additional copies are available at the principal’s office in each school.  The information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.

Households that receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are required to list on the application only the child’s name, SNAP/TANF case number, and signature of adult household member. 

Foster children will receive free benefits regardless of the child’s personal income or the income of the household.

Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact the district liaison:

 Lance Fein, Executive Director, 954-581-8222, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service members on their application.  Report only that portion of the deployed service member’s income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income.

All other households must provide the following information listed on the application:

  • Total household income listed by gross amount received, type of income (e.g., wages, child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household member;   

  • Names of all household members – check the “no income” box if applicable; if household member is a child, list school name for each;

  • Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is correct; and

  • Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word “NONE” for this household member if he or she does not have a social security number.

 

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school should be contacted.  Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should also contact the school.

Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced-Price meal policy

Lance Fein, Approving Official

will review applications and determine eligibility.  If a parent or guardian is dissatisfied with the ruling of the official, he or she may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis.  If the parent wishes to make a formal appeal, he or she may make a request either orally or in writing to:

Lynette Vanheyzen, Hearing Official
4650 SW 61st Ave
Davie, FL 33314 954-581-8222

Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application may be used by the school system in determining eligibility for other educational programs.

FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS

Effective from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018

FREE MEAL SCALE

Household
Size

Annual

Monthly

Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

1

15,678

1,307

654

603

302

2

21,112

1,760

880

812

406

3

26,546

2,213

1,107

1,021

511

4

31,980

2,665

1,333

1,230

615

5

37,414

3,118

1,559

1,439

720

6

42,848

3,571

1,786

1,648

824

7

48,282

4,024

2,012

1,857

929

8

53,716

4,477

2,239

2,066

1,033

For each additional family member, add

+ 5,434

+ 453

+ 227

+ 209

+ 105

REDUCED-PRICE MEAL SCALE

Household
Size

Annual

Monthly

Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

1

22,311

1,860

930

859

430

2

30,044

2,504

1,252

1,156

578

3

37,777

3,149

1,575

1,453

727

4

45,510

3,793

1,897

1,751

876

5

53,243

4,437

2,219

2,048

1,024

6

60,976

5,082

2,541

2,346

1,173

7

68,709

5,726

2,863

2,643

1,322

8

76,442

6,371

3,186

2,941

1,471

For each additional family member, add

+ 7,733

+ 645

+ 323

+ 298

+ 149

To determine annual income:

  • If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross income by 52.
  • If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply the total gross income by 26.
  • If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross income by 24.
  • If you receive the income monthly, multiply the total gross income by 12.

 

Remember:  The total income before taxes, social security, health benefits, union dues, or other deductions must be reported.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:

 http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html

and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

mail:   U.S. Department of Agriculture
            Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
            1400 Independence Avenue, SW
            Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

fax:     (202) 690-7442

email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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