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National School Lunch Program Information

***We will not be accepting National School Lunch Program applications for the 2021-2022 school as all students this year will be able to receive free meals. Please fill out the Alternate Income form in the Aeries Parent Portal instead. See below for a link.**

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.

Free, reduced and full paid meals are served using an automated accounting system that protects the privacy of all students.

Participation may also qualify your household for discounts on after school care, some utilities, and AP and SAT/PSAT testing.

Applications are valid for one school year and carry over for the first 30 operating days of the next. Applications must be submitted every year if you wish for your student to remain on the program. Eligibility is determined by household income or participation in other programs such as CalWORKS, CalFRESH or Medi-CAL. Applications may take up to 10 business days to process. Notification of eligibility is sent via US mail. A copy of your student's current eligibility can be obtained by emailing TL Mikulus or by calling 805-306-4500 ext 4702.

If you have questions about applying for the NSLP program or have already applied and have questions about your household's eligibility, please call 805-306-4500 ext. 4702.

Earned Income Tax Credit information act communication

Notice: The California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies that operate the National School Lunch Program to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act.


Aviso: La Sección 19853 (b) del Código de Ingresos e Impuestos de California requiere que las agencias educativas locales que operan el Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares notifiquen anualmente a los hogares sobre la Ley de Información del Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo.