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State updates guidelines for reduced-price meals

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PIERRE - Child and Adult Nutrition Services in the South Dakota Department of Education has announced the 2014-2015 policy for free milk or free and reduced price meals.

According to the South Dakota DOE, the policy applies to children unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and/or Special Milk Programs. The administrative office of each school that participates in the Lunch, Breakfast and/or Milk Program has a copy of the policy available for review.

Children from families whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free or reduced price meals. Children from a household whose income is at or below the level shown for free meals may be eligible for free milk if the school participates in a federally funded pricing Special Milk Program.

The DOE says families may apply for free or reduced price meals or free milk for their children for school year 2014-15 according to guidelines effective July 1, 2014. Applications will be provided to households by the school. Families that are directly certified as eligible for free meals will receive a notice of eligibility.

You can find South Dakota's updated guidelines for the free or reduced meals program here.

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