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Meal Applications

For questions about the following, please contact Cassie Ross ([email protected]) or call (847) 459-4260.

• Registering for the 2020–21 school year?
Your online application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals cannot be taken before July 1, 2020. Please make a note to return to this webpage on or after July 1, 2020, to apply online. 

NOTE: Until notification of qualification, you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. The District also uses this information to determine qualification for waiver of registration fees, as well.

Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income. 

See 2020–2021 Income Eligibility Guidelines

Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed, yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.

*Once your online application has been received, the District 96 Business Office will determine your eligibility and send you a letter within 10-14 days with the results. 

For questions please contact Cassie Ross ([email protected]) or call (847) 459-4260.