The San Saba ISD announced its policy for providing free and reduced-priced meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The Food Service Office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The household size and income criteria is currently being reviewed according to the 2009-2010 requirements. New requirements for 2010-2011 have not been released. Eligibility will be determined using the 2009-2010 criteria until the ISD is provided further notice. Children from households who’s income is at or below the levels shown on the 2009-2010 criteria are eligible for free or reduced price meals. Foster children who are the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court may also be eligible for benefits regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside. Eligibility for the foster child is based on the child’s income.
Application forms will be distributed to all households with a letter informing households of the availability of free and reduced-price meals for their children by mail, in the registration packet on registration day, forms are available at each school office, at the food service office and available on 8/12 from 9:00 – 3:00 at a Welcome back/Information session held at the Elementary Cafeteria. To apply for free and reduced-priced meals, households must fill out the application and return it to the school. Applications may be submitted anytime during the school year, but families do not automatically qualify when the application is submitted. The application must be reviewed to make certain the family/child is eligible and then parents are notified. The information households provide on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and verification of data. For school officials to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits, households receiving food stamps or TANF only have to list their child’s name and food stamps or TANF case number. An adult household member must sign the application.
Households that do not list a food stamp or TANF case number must list the names of all household members, the amount and source of the income received by each household member and the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. If the adult who signs the application does not have a social security number, the household members must indicate that a social security number is not available by writing the word "NONE." An adult household member must sign the application. Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price meal policy, the Food Service Director will review applications to determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the official may wish to discuss the decision with the reviewing official on an informal bias. Parents wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally or in writing to Leigh Ann Glaze, Superintendent, 808 West Wallace, San Saba Texas 76877- 325/372-3771.
Regular meal prices for Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade are $2.25 for lunch and all reduced-priced lunches are $.40. A no-pay breakfast is provided to all children at one time during the morning prior to 10:00 am.
Child feeding programs are operated in accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272.