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Meal Applications

PLEASE BE ADVISED:  Kindergarten students may not be qualified for free or reduced-price meals on the first day of school.  Remember to send ALL new students with lunch money for the first week or until notified of your application results.  Thank you.

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained in any school office.  Please return your completed application to your cafeteria as soon as possible (please do not ask your child to give them to their teacher as this may cause unnecessary delay in processing and a delay in receipt of benefits to your children.)  You will be notified, by mail, of your child's status. Until you are notified you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

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Please submit only one application per household. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child(ren)'s eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated, including, but not limited to, parents, all children, and grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses.

INCLUDE FOSTER CHILDREN on a family application.  It is not necessary to submit a separate application for EACH Foster Child.  Please include your Foster Child(ren) on the same application as the rest of your children.

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social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income (including any money withdrawn from any savings that is used for the purpose of household maintenance).

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Food Service office at (310) 842-4200 ext. 3310 or 3304.   Thank you.

 

Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication

Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its Web site at www.irs.gov.

You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its Web site at www.ftb.ca.gov.