For the past two years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has offered waivers to Nutrition Service Programs across the United States, allowing these programs to offer all students breakfast and lunch, at no charge. These waivers will expire on June 30, 2022. This means that starting next school year, 2022-2023, the Nutrition Services programs across the nation will return to normal, pre-pandemic operations. Families will once again be asked to complete and submit a current school year Free/Reduced Meal Application if they would like to see if their students qualify based on the income of all family members. In the past years, the first 30 days of the school year students’ meal status carried over from the previous school year. Since there have been very few meal applications submitted over the past couple of years, there is one thing parents/guardians can do to ensure their students are ready to start the 2022-2023 school year and eliminate the possibility of charges.
Complete the 2022-23 meal application as it is made available by the USDA before the start of the school year. Doing this will cover the student for the entire 2022-23 school year and no other steps will be necessary unless there is an income change during the school year.
The Brooklyn City School District will provide notification as soon as the 2022-2023 meal application is available for families to complete.
The Brooklyn City School District is committed to assisting families and making this transition back to normal operations as easy as possible. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Shari Godinsky, Secretary to the Business Office at 216-485-8121, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mrs. Sandra Neale, Supervisor of Support Services/Building Manager at 216-485-8114, email@example.com.
Have a great summer break!
Supervisor of Support Services/Business Manager
Brooklyn City Schools