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Free and Reduced Lunch

Children need healthy meals to learn. The Red Creek Central School District offers healthy meals every school day. For the 2021-22 school year, breakfast costs $0.00 and lunch costs $0.00 at the M.W Cuyler Elementary School and $0.00 at the Junior-Senior High School. Children from households that meet federal income guidelines are eligible for free meals or reduced price meals. Reduced price meals cost each eligible student $.0 for lunch and $.0 for breakfast. To apply for free or reduced price meals, submit a Direct Certification letter from the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance OR complete an  application, sign it, and return it to your school as soon as possible.  Please refer to the guidelines when completing the application. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all the required information.

Non-discrimination Statement:

This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on this basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA,. Director, office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call 202-720-5964 (voice & TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider & employer.

Meal Service to Children with Disabilities:

Federal regulation require schools and institutions to serve meals at no extra charge to children with a disability which may restrict their diet. A student with a disability is defined in 7CFR Part 15b.3 of Federal regulations, as one who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities. Major life activities are defined to include functions such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working.  You must request the special meals from the school and provide the school with medical certification from a medical doctor. If you believe your child needs substitutions because of a disability, please get in touch with us for further information, as there is specific information that medical certification must contain.

Confidentiality:

The United States Department of Agriculture has approved the release of students' names and eligibility status, without parent/guardian consent, to persons directly connected with the administration of enforcement of federal education programs such as Title I and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which are United States Department of Education Programs used to determine areas such as the allocation of funds to schools, to United States Department of education Programs used to determine areas such as the allocation of funds to schools, to evaluate socioeconomic status of the school's attendance area, and to assess educational progress. Information may also be released to State Health or State Education programs administered by the State agency or local education agency, provided the State or local education agency administers the program, and federal State or local nutrition programs similar to the National School Lunch Program. Additionally, all information contained in the free and reduced price application may be released to persons directly connected with the administration or enforcement of programs authorized under the National School Lunch Act (NSLA) or Child Nutrition Act (CNA); including the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, the Special Milk Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, Summer Food Service Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC); the Comptroller General of the United Sates for audit purposes, and federal, State or local law enforcement officials investigating alleged violation of the programs under the NSLA or CNA.