School Nutrition Program Information for School Year 2022-2023
Congress did not extend federal school meal waivers and school meals will NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS FREE OF CHARGE effective at the start of the 2022-2023 school year. Households may complete an application for Free or Reduced-Price School Meals starting July 1st, 2022 or during the 2022-2023 enrollment process. The new online application can be found here, https://schoolmealsapp.ksde.org/Home/welcome/D0398 . ALL families are encouraged to fill out an application as soon as possible. Only students with approved applications, or who are directly certified, will receive free or reduced-price meals for the 2022-2023 school year. Families who do not qualify for free meals will be responsible for paying for their child(ren)'s meals at reduced or paid rates. Meal Prices for the 2022-2023 school year are as follows:
Student paid Breakfast: $2.10 Student reduced Breakfast: $0.30
Elementary paid Lunch: $3.00 Student reduced Lunch: $0.40
JH/HS paid Lunch: $3.25 Extra Milk: $0.50
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will school meals be free of charge for ALL students in school year (SY) 2022-23?
A: No. Congress did not extend school meal waivers and school meals will no longer be available to ALL students free of charge. Students that do not qualify for free meals will be charged for each meal they take at the beginning of school year 2022-2023.
Q: How can households apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits for SY 2022-23?
A: Households can qualify for free and reduced-price meals by filling out an application either at the district office, at your school, or by filling out the new online application https://schoolmealsapp.ksde.org/Home/welcome/D0398
Q: Is there a way for households to apply online for free and reduced-price meal benefits?
A: Yes. The online application is located here, https://schoolmealsapp.ksde.org/Home/welcome/D0398
Q: When can my household complete an application for free and reduced-price meals?
A: Applications for free and reduced-price meals will be available beginning July 1st, 2022.
Q: When will households start being charged for meals?
A: At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, students who do not qualify for free meals will be charged for each meal taken.
Q: Who determines the meal price for paid meals?
A: Local school boards are required to set and approve student meal prices annually.