In Family Applications, our job is to ensure that every family who qualifies is eligible to receive free or reduced cost meals, which include breakfast and lunch. Qualifications are based on income and household size. Please complete a Family Meal Application for your students and return it to your students’ school. Everyone can apply! There is not a limit on how many free or reduced meals we serve.
Because this is a federally funded lunch program, every year we will randomly select three percent of all applications completed for verification of income. You will be notified by phone or U.S. mail to return verification documentation in self-addressed stamped envelopes to child nutrition services. Samples of acceptable documents will be enclosed with the verification notice.
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Note: Faxed applications will not be accepted
In early August, several thousand lunch applications are sent by U.S. Mail to those students who were enrolled the previous year for early qualification, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Some students are pre-approved through DHS. In addition, students will each receive a family lunch application from their school. On each lunch application are detailed instructions on how to apply for the Free and Reduced Meal Program. Family Lunch Applications can be returned to any school in Tulsa Public Schools.
Upon arrival at the Ross Service Center, Child Nutrition Service Department:
- Checks application for completeness and then process it to determine eligibility.
- Student information and status are entered in computers at the Education Service Center and communicated to each school cafeteria on a daily basis.
- Parents will receive an approval letter that is sent home with each student.
- Child Nutrition Service staff at the Ross Service Center will obtain
information from families by phone when possible.
- Forms noting any missing information will be sent from the Ross Service Center to students’ homes by U.S. Mail when unable to contact households by telephone.
- The parents can then return the completed forms in self-addressed stamped envelopes provided by Child Nutrition Services.
Children approved for free and reduced cost meals that transfer within the district do not complete a new family application form, unless there has been a change of income.
When a student arrives at a new school, office staff will, as quickly as possible, notify the cafeteria manager of the child’s complete name and former school. The cafeteria manager may call the Child Nutrition Services Office for status information.
Under part 6 of the family lunch application, there is a section to apply for information concerning free or low cost health insurance for your student. Sooner Care applications are also located at each Tulsa Public School.
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