In March 2023, the Minnesota Free School Meals bill was signed into law. This provides all students in our district one breakfast and one lunch each school day at no charge. A la carte items including snacks, beverages, and second entrees, are available to purchase in our elementary, middle and high schools. Students who wish to purchase a la carte items must have a positive balance in their Nutrition Services account.
Application for Educational Benefits (Free & reduced priced meals):
Your student may qualify for educational benefits. Qualifying for educational benefits may grant your student access to reduced or waived school-based fees including:
• technology insurance
• athletics and activity
• community education class
• field trips
Additionally, it may qualify your family for discounts in the community such as:
• 50% off Southwest Transit
• Discounted internet service through the Affordable Connectivity Program
• Free membership to the Children’s Museum
• Summer P-EBT benefits
Educational benefit data also qualifies our school district for additional funding that is critical to support the needs of students. To ensure that we have your application for educational benefits processed for the start of the school year, please return the attached form by August 25th or apply online at lunchapp.112online.org.