Hot news: new guidelines for free lunch

***image1***The Department of Defense Education Activity is encouraging families of children attending its overseas schools to reapply for free and reduced price school lunches.

Earlier this year, DODEA requested an increase in the reimbursement rate U.S. Department of Agriculture provides for school lunches. The USDA approved the request and also authorized the use of the Alaska Income Eligibility Guidelines in qualifying families to participate in the program. 

As a result, more families may qualify under the new guidelines.

Families can apply for eligibility to participate in the free and reduced price school lunch program by completing an application available at their installation.