The Tioga Central School
District is pleased to announce that all Elementary and Middle school students
will receive a complete breakfast and lunch at no charge for the 2019-2020 school
year. These two schools have qualified
to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision through the New York
State Education Department.
1. What do you mean by a complete breakfast and lunch? Students must select certain items at each
meal to qualify as a complete meal. All
students must select a fruit or vegetable with each meal. Our food service staff is trained to help
students select all items needed to qualify as a complete meal.
2. Will my student still need to have money on their meal
account? Al a carte purchases for extra items like ice
cream, chips, snack juice, and extra entrees will be charged to the student’s
meal account. These charges will only be
allowed on accounts that have money on them.
3. Do I need to fill out an Application for Free and
Reduced Meals for my student to qualify for these free meals? All students in elementary and middle school will
qualify for free meals regardless of family income. We will still be sending out an Eligibility
Form for families in these schools to fill out and return. Although income information is not needed to
receive free meals in these schools, this information is used to secure other
funding for our district. This
information is kept confidential and only shared with appropriate school
4. What about my high school student? Currently, our high school
does not qualify for the Community Eligibility Provision. Families of high school students may still
qualify for free and reduced meals based on their income and need to fill out a
2019-2020 Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals. Applications can be found on the school
website, click on the Food Service tab under Departments. You may also call the Food Service office at
687-8006 ext.2 to request an application.
Please contact the Food
Service office at 687-8006 ext.2 with any questions.