Posted Date: 01/28/2022
Children need healthy meals to learn. The Fordland R-III School District is offering free meals to all enrolled students/children ages 18 and under, under the COVID-19 Child Nutrition Response #85 Nationwide Waiver to Allow the Seamless Summer Option through School Year 2021-22. However, households are still Highly Encouraged to complete and submit an application for free and reduced-price meals to the district for processing. Free and reduced data is used to help maintain meal count system requirements, report to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for funding formulas, and establish eligibility for other benefits, particularly Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) and Emergency Broadband Benefit. All Fordland schools will be re-sending applications to all students on Monday, January 31st, 2022. This packet includes an application for free or reduced-price meal benefits and a set of detailed instructions. Regardless of prior submission, we ask that you please complete it again and send it as soon as possible during the next week to allow us to process and submit it to DESE. If you have any questions or concerns or need assistance completing the form, please contact Mike Porter in the Central Office, at (417)-767-2298 option 7, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and like always, “It’s a Great Day to be an EAGLE”!!!!!