FREE/REDUCED PRICE BENEFITS:
You may apply for free or reduced price school meal any time during the school year. An application for free and reduced price
meal is included in this packet and this year we have a new option to apply via the computer. The name of the program is COMPASS. COMPASS allows Pennsylvanian’s to apply for social service programs, such as Food Stamps (FS), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Energy Assistance, etc, online. Families can use COMPASS to apply for free or reduced price
school meals only, or they can apply for the other services at the same time. To apply online go to www.compass.state.pa.us
. If you apply for free or reduced price school meals through COMPASS, you DO NOT need to submit a paper application. Of course
you can continue to use the paper application provided and you need to only complete one application per household.
Free & Reduced Lunch Application Form
Each application is only good for that school year; you must reapply every year. All approved free/reduced price applications are subject to verification by random sample. Free/reduced price benefits are not retroactive. Approval for free meals would not erase any outstanding debts. You have a right to a fair hearing if you disagree with the decision on your application or the results of verification.