Free & Reduced Lunch Information

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If you haven’t already done so, please fill out the Application for Educational Benefits, also known as the Free and Reduced Lunch Application.

Even though all students will receive free breakfast and lunch for the entire 2021-22 school year, it is extremely important that all families complete the application, whether your child needs assistance or not.

That’s because Lac qui Parle Valley Schools receives extra revenue based on the percentage of our students who qualify for free/reduced meals and that funding is directly tied to programs that help our students.

And we’re not just talking a few hundred dollars here. We’re talking about literally hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal and state funding that we could receive.

If you don’t think your family will qualify, you may be surprised. Many families have qualified that didn’t think they would. In some cases, household incomes may have changed during the pandemic. Families that didn’t qualify before may qualify now.

There are several easy ways to get an application…

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You can also fill out the form in your JMC account and submit it online.

You can pick up applications in the district office.

And we’d be happy to email or mail an application to you.

The forms are needed every year, so even if you filled one out in the past, we need you to do it again.

Please take the 3-4 minutes it takes to complete the form. You will be helping your school, your teachers, your children, and your family.


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