To help families with rising food prices, the Cutten School District takes part in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program,
√ Eligibility for free or reduced price meals is based upon information you provide, including monthly income and the number of persons in your household. For example, families of four with an income less than $3,739 per month are eligible for this program.
√ All information remains strictly confidential and is not shared for any reason.
√ There is no distinction made between those who participate in the program and those who pay full price for meals. Everyone receives the same meal choices and all are treated in the same manner as those children who pay full price for their meals.
√ Once eligible, it is up to you to choose how often your child eats a school breakfast or lunch – every meal, once in awhile, or not at all – see the added note below!
√ You may apply for the program at any time during the school year.
√ For more information contact Mrs. Cindy Harpham in the Ridgewood School office – 441-3930.
Added note . . .
To file a complaint, please contact Julie Osborne, Cutten School District Superintendent, at 441-3900, or write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC, or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Interestingly enough, when eligible families submit an application, more opportunities for funding for Cutten and Ridgewood Schools may arise. How does this work? Many of the funds available for schools are based upon the economic status of its families – the more families eligible for the National School Meal Program, the greater the funding level when these monies come available.