09 Aug Free and Reduced Priced Meals for the School Year 2022-23

The Clark County School District (CCSD) is pleased to announce our participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Child and; Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), After School Snack Program (ASCP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). CCSD is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Under this provision, CCSD will be able to offer all students free breakfast and lunch at all participating school sites without collecting household applications.

When known to CCSD, households that have children that are categorically eligible through an assistance program, SNAP, TANF or FDPIR, or households that have children that are qualified as Other Source Categorically Eligible by being classified as; homeless, migrant, runaway, foster, institutionalized, or enrolled in an eligible head start or pre- K program, will be notified of the children’s eligibility through direct certification. All children in the household of categorically eligible students qualify for meal benefits and if they are not listed on the notification of free meal benefits, the household should contact the Food Service Department to have free meal benefits extended to them. Households that have been notified of their child’s eligibility must contact the Food Service Department if they wish to decline the free meal benefits.

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) participants may be eligible for free and reduced-priced meals. Additionally, children of parents or guardians who become unemployed may be eligible for free and reduced-price meals or free milk.

Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the official may make a formal appeal either orally or in writing to David Wines, for a hearing on the decision using the school district’s appeals process.

You can contact CCSD’s Food Service Department at myschoolmeals@nv.ccsd.net or (800) 819-7556.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, employees and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal

Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider