During the pandemic, the federal government issued a waiver allowing all children to eat free at school. This meant the application for free or reduced-price meals was not required during this time. However, the federal waiver has expired, and families must now complete an application to receive free or reduced-price meals during the 2022-23 school year. All others will pay for meals as they did before the pandemic.
Go to www.myschoolapps.com to complete an application for free or reduced-price meals. If you need a paper form, please contact your student’s school. In addition to free or reduced-price meals, filling out the application can connect families with P-EBT food assistance, reduced or waived internet fees and waived school and testing fees. Parents will be notified of the status of their application by email or letter, so be sure your student’s school has the correct email and mailing address.
Several Chesterfield schools qualify for the Community Eligibility Provision under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. This program serves schools in economically disadvantaged areas and allows all students enrolled at these schools to eat breakfast and lunch each day for free. Families with students attending these schools are not required to submit a free or reduced meal application form:
- Elementary schools: Bellwood, Bensley, Beulah, Chalkley, Marguerite Christian, Crenshaw, Crestwood, Curtis, Davis, Ecoff, Enon, Ettrick, Falling Creek, Harrowgate, Hening, Hopkins, Jacobs Road, Matoaca, Providence, Reams Road, Salem Church and Elizabeth Scott.
- Middle schools: Carver, Falling Creek, Manchester, Providence and Salem Church.• High schools: Bird, Carver College and Career Academy and Meadowbrook.