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Media Release for Seamless Summer Option Free Meals in School Year 2021-2022

 

Washington Parish School System announced its policy today that this school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year under the Seamless Summer Option (SSO). In addition, the following schools will also be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as implemented under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010:

Enon Elementary School  14058 Hwy 16, Franklinton, LA 70438,

Franklinton Elementary School  345 Jaguar Drive, Franklinton, LA 70438

Franklinton Primary School  610 T.W. Barker Drive, Franklinton, LA 70438

Franklinton Jr. High School 617 Main Street, Franklinton, LA 70438

Franklinton High School 1 Demon Circle, Franklinton, LA 70438

Mt. Hermon School 36119 Hwy 38, Mt. Hermon, LA 70450

Pine Jr/Sr High School 1 Raider Drive, Franklinton, LA 70438

Thomas Elementary School 30341 Hwy 424 Franklinton, LA 70438

Varnado Jr/Sr High School 25543 Washington St., Angie, LA 70426

Wesley Ray Elementary School 30523 E. Wesley Ray Rd, Angie, LA 70426

 Each school/site or central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed upon request.

While no application or eligibility determination process is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, the income eligibility requirement will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year.

For additional information please contact: Washington Parish School System, Attention: Amanda Stafford, School Lunch Supervisor, Child Nutrition, 800 Main Street P.O. Box 587 Franklinton, LA 70438. (985) 839-3436 amanda.stafford@wpsb.info

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint,  and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Amanda Stafford, Supervisor of Food Services
985-839-7764

Priscilla Garcia, Administrative Assistant / Accountant
985-839-7776


 

Meal Program

Federal child nutrition programs provide funds for school districts to offer meals and snacks for eligible students while they are in school, before and after school, and during the summer. These are entitlement programs that enable every eligible student to receive the benefits of good nutrition. Eligibility is determined based on a student’s household income.

 

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The Washington Parish School Board Food Services Team is dedicated to providing a nutritionally, healthy, learning environment for all students, staff and community by serving appetizing, affordable meals in a safe and pleasant dining environment.

CORE VALUES OF OUR DEPARTMENT

  • A commitment to children and students of all ages
  • Quality meal service in all Washington Parish schools
  • School cafeterias as learning labs to reinforce good nutrition for life
  • Friendly, supportive network for other educational groups and the community
  • Professional development and personal growth for all employees

IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Elementary School Menu
  • Middle School Menu
  • High School Menu
  • School Meal Pricing Schedule