MEAL APPLICATION TRAINING. 2013 -2014. Introduction. What is a Meal Application? A meal application is used as a tool to determine eligibility for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program for students. Why is it necessary ? In accordance to the Code of Federal Regulations,
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At the conclusion of the training you will understand:
first day of school
Print rosters prior to the day of use
For schools that service Off-Sites and or
a State Pre-School, must
FAX an attendance roster separately to :
213. 241. 8464
Attention : Pat Millender, Sr. Meal Compliance Auditor
What is a Grace Period?
new eligibility is determined or the end of the Grace Period/Carryover Period
Application Process Flow
FS Mgr checks for completion, batches and sends to Central Office (CO)
Parents complete either an on-line or a paper application
Transmitted or mailed to CO
FS Manager gets the UAR from the Main Office and updates the SIS Roster daily
Applications at CO are scanned and processed
Meal eligibility is transferred from MCS into SIS daily, then SIS transfers to CMS
be indicated or the application is incomplete.
0 0 0
Note:If the above information is listed then proceed to either Batch or Processing
Do not submit incomplete applications to the Central Office
If any required information is missing, the application is incomplete and cannot be processed
Try to obtain the required information from the individual when they are turning in the application or call the home to get required information
Document the information outside of the black squares on the application in black ink
Applications without a signature MUST be sent home
Do Not Send Incomplete Applications to the Central Office
REMEMBER - 1 case number qualifies all children
Process application as follow:
12 23 08 Charlie Brown x New Elementary #19 K
box checked “I do not have a SS number”
07 18 07 Michael Justice
627.07 every two weeks
$21,929.70 round up to $21,930
Pink (main site) Green (off site)
1 - Free
2 - Reduced
3 - Full Price
4 - Do not want to apply
5 - Directly Certified
Review - Activity x #1
If the application has a valid case number and more than one student is listed, are all children are considered a QQ?
Does the case number need both letters and numbers in order to be valid?
TRUE OR FALSE
When batching applications, place as many as will fit into the envelope and mail to the Central Office.
Applications should be mailed weekly to the Central Office.
An accurate daily total of the number of batches must be recorded on the Batch Control Log.
Yes, if there is no application on file and no eligibility, the student will be considered paid status and must pay for meals.
Yes, but again depends on the timeframe listed above.
Yes, in order for a student to obtain free meals at a non-P2 school, an application must be submitted that states the student qualifies for meals at a free eligibility.
4. Willsome students opt to not transfer to a different school because doing so would require them to pay for their meals?
This is unknown, nor been documented, but students do have a right to not transfer to their feeder schools. They may choose to attend other schools.
5. Would some students opt to transfer to a school solely because they would qualify for a free meal(non-income qualifying student goes to a P2 school)?
Please see answer above.