Free & Reduced

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Children need healthy meals to learn. Hebron Public Schools offers healthy meals every school
day. For school year (SY) 2023-24 breakfast is free of charge for all students in schools that
participate in the School Breakfast Program and lunch costs $3.25. Your children may
qualify for either free meals or reduced-price meals. Note that for SY 2023-24 students eligible
for reduced-price school meals will receive one lunch per school day free of charge. This packet
includes an application for free and reduced-price school meal benefits and detailed instructions on
how to complete the form.

Note: Children receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Family
Assistance (TFA) or Medicaid (HUSKY A) benefits may be directly certified and automatically
eligible for free meals without applying for benefits. (Some children who receive Medicaid (HUSKY
A) benefits may also be directly certified and automatically eligible for reduced-price meals.) Questions regarding SNAP/TFA/Medicaid and direct certification please call the determining official, Lisa Bennett at [email protected] or 860-228-2577.

If you have received a Notice of Direct Certification for free or reduced-price meals, do not
complete the application unless instructed to do so by the district. Let the school know if any
children in your household are not listed on the Notice of Direct Certification letter you received,
since free or reduced meal benefits are extended to all children in a household when directly certified.

Additionally, all school-aged children in income-eligible households can receive school meal benefits
regardless of a child’s immigration status and the district/school does not release information for
immigration-related purposes in the usual course of operating the Child Nutrition Programs.

The Hebron Public Schools complies with the federal requirements for meal modifications for
children with special dietary needs. The requirements for meal modifications are different for
children with and without disabilities.
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