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Lower Merion School District


Free or Reduced Cost Meal Program

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Children need healthy meals to learn. Lower Merion School District offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.75 for Elementary, $2.00 for Middle and $2.25 for High School; lunch costs $3.00 for Elementary, $3.75-$3.85 for Middle and $3.90-$4.00 for High School. Your child(ren) may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is [$.30] for breakfast and [$.40] for lunch. This packet includes an application for free or reduced price meal benefits, and a set of detailed instructions. Please complete waiver included in the application packet to allow us to share the student's free or reduced status with other programs within our District, such as, the Kindergarten Snack Program, field/class trips, summer school, laptops, etc. Below are some common questions and answers to help you with the application process.

If you have received a NOTICE OF DIRECT CERTIFICATION letter for free meals, do not complete the application. But do let the school know if any children in your household are not listed on the Notice of Direct Certification letter you received.

If you have other questions or need help, please call Karen Castaneda at 610-645-1990.

The 2017-18 Free or Reduced Application will be available soon. If you have any questions, please contact the Nutritional Services Department.