The Orange school district has announced its policy for determining eligibility of children who may receive free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program.

The income guidelines in the chart will be used in Connecticut from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 for determining eligibility of participants for free and reduced-price meals and free milk in the Child Nutrition Programs.

Information will be emailed to each student household in August to apply for free or reduced-price meals. Households should fill out the application and return it to the school.

Only one application is required per household and an application for free or reduced-price benefits cannot be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information as indicated on the application and instructions.

The information provided on the application is confidential.

For further information, call 203-891-8020, ext. 1208, or email cmaltais@orange-ed.org.