Crestview Local Schools today announced its 2014-2015 program year policy for free and
reduced-priced meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the
National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Program.
Each school office and the central office have a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by
any interested party.
The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used for determining eligibility. Children
from families whose annual income is at or below the Federal Guidelines are eligible for free and
reduced price meals or free milk if the school participates in the Special Milk Program.
Application forms are being distributed to all homes in a letter to parents or guardians. To apply
for free and reduced-price benefits, households should fill out the application and return it to the
school. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office in each school. A complete
application is required. Households which currently receive Special Nutrition Assistance
Program Benefits (SNAP, formally known as food stamps) or Ohio Works First (OWF) funds for
a child must provide the child’s name, the SNAP or OWF case number and signature of an adult
household member on the application. Households which do not receive SNAP or OWF funds
must provide the names of all household members, the last four digits of the Social Security
Number of the adult signing the application or state “none” if the adult does not have a Social
Security Number, the amount and source of income received by each household member, (state
the monthly income) and the signature of an adult household member. If any of this information
is missing, the school cannot process the application.
FREE HEALTH CARE: Families with children eligible for school meals may be eligible for
FREE health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio’s Healthy Start & Healthy Families
programs. These programs include coverage for doctor visits, immunizations, physicals,
prescriptions, dental, vision, mental health, substance abuse and more. Please call 1-800-324-
8680 for more information or to request an application. Information can also be found on the
web at http://jfs.ohio.gov/ohp/consumers/familychild.stm. Anyone who has an Ohio Medicaid
card is already receiving these services.
The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose
of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school or
other program official. To discourage the possibility of misrepresentation, the application forms
contain a statement above the space for signature certifying that all information furnished is true
and correct. Applications are being made in connection with the receipt of federal funds. read more...