The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that it is returning to pre-pandemic rules by requiring families to apply for free and reduced lunch. This means some students will no longer automatically receive free meals at school.
As a result, families must once again submit an application for free and reduced meals for the 2022-23 school year.
To see if your school qualifies as a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which allows all students to receive free and reduced lunch without completing the application, please visit: https://www.osceolaschools.net/Page/8916.
If your school does not fall under the CEP, you must apply based on income. The income eligibility requirements can be found here: https://bit.ly/FreeReducedLunchEligibility.
Qualifying families can submit an online application at: https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application.
For families that do not qualify, school lunches will cost $2.40. You can start adding lunch money to your child’s MySchoolBucks account before the return of school on August 10th.