Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Furlough Memo

Good Afternoon,

The Child Nutrition Department at Box Elder School District would like to remind families that they can apply for free or reduced meals at any time during the school year. Currently there are many households in our district that have a family member who has been furloughed due to the government shutdown. We recommend applying or re-applying anytime that your household experiences a reduction in income.
The guidance that we have been given in regards to this situation is that families that are affected by the shutdown may apply for benefits claiming their current reduced income (during furlough). Families may qualify for free or reduced meals, the determination will be based on income eligibility guidelines established for SY 18-19.  Because we need to maintain the integrity of the application process we urge families who are approved for free or reduced-price meals based on their reduced income during a furlough period to terminate their free/reduced price status should the economic hardship they experienced or had anticipated due to the furlough be remedied by a return to work and/or restoration of pay for the furlough period.
Families that qualify for benefits due to their reduction in income during the furlough will not be responsible to pay back the benefits they received for any of the meals received during the furlough once they terminate benefits due to restoration of pay.
Families can apply online or a paper application can be filled out at your child’s school or the District Office. To apply online go to at the bottom of the page click on “lunch balances” log in to account or create one if needed. Click on the icon titled free/reduced meal application. Follow instructions to fill out. You will be notified by mail of application results.
Please contact the Child Nutrition Department or 435.538.1154 with any questions or help needed.

Click HERE to open and print the paper form of the free and reduced lunch application.
Thank you,
Amy Woolsey
BESD Child Nutrition Director

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