The federal waiver and funding that allowed BSD to provide free meals for all students ended on June 30. The District can no longer offer free meals for all. Families can apply online for free or reduced-cost meals for this school year. Visit the Meal Benefits webpage to get started. The free and reduced-cost meal program offers many benefits beyond nutrition for participating families, including fee waivers, activity scholarships and school supplies. We encourage all families to take advantage of this option, if eligible.
Beginning in September, students not participating in the free and reduced-cost program will need to pay for meals again. Students who were approved for free and reduced-cost meals in 2021-22 will automatically be approved for free meals for the first 30 days of this school year. However, a new application will need to be submitted for the benefit to continue.
Community Eligibility Program (CEP) schools will continue to offer free breakfast and lunch for all students next school year. CEP-approved schools include Aloha-Huber Park, Barnes, Beaver Acres, Chehalem, Fir Grove, Greenway, Hazeldale, Kinnaman, McKay, McKinley, Vose and William Walker elementary schools and Community School at Merlo Station. Students enrolled at CEP schools do not need to apply for meal benefits. If you have additional students in your home who attend other, non-CEP schools in the BSD, you must fill out a meal benefits application and be approved to receive free meals.
Meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year:
High School: $1.80
High School: $3.60