Free or Reduced Meals

School district meals are available free or at a reduced price to eligible students.  To qualify for free or reduced priced breakfast or lunch for your children, you must complete an application and return it to the school or Food Service Office at the beginning of each school year.  All applications must be filled out completely according to the attached instructions.  A letter and application regarding the Free and Reduced Lunch Program will be sent home with your child on the first day of school.  Only one application should be returned per family for all students attending the Stevens Point Public School District.  Please remember to include all members of the family who are attending school on one form.  Do not send separate applications to each school.  The application can also be picked up at any public school or downloaded from this website.

Any family who is applying for free or reduced price meals and was not approved the previous year, will need to send money with their child/children for lunches or provide a sack lunch until they receive their determination letter from the district.

Any students who were enrolled in the program the previous school year will receive their previous free/reduced status until October 12, 2014.  A new application must be completed each year.

Frequently asked questions:

  • Who can get free or reduced price meals or milk?  Children in households getting Food Share or W-2 cash benefits and most foster children regardless of income.  Also, if your household income is within the limits on the Federal Income Chart.  The milk program includes K4 - 5th grade students.
  • Will the information I give be checked?  Yes. We may ask you to send written proof of the information you give.
  • If I don't qualify now, may I apply again later?  Yes.  You may apply at any time during the school year if your household size goes up, income goes down, or if you start getting Food Share or W-2 cash benefits.  If you lose your job, your children may be able to get free or reduced price meals during the time you are unemployed.
  • What if I disagree with the school's decision about my application?  You should talk to school officials.  You also may ask for a hearing by calling or writing to: Director of Business Services, 1900 Polk Street, Stevens Point, WI  54481, (715) 345-5432.