Children need healthy meals to learn. D.C. Everest Area School District offers
healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.00; lunch costs $1.40 -$ 1.60. Your children may qualify
for free meals or for reduced price meals or free snack milk under the Wisconsin
School Day Milk Program. If your children qualify for reduced price meals,
breakfast is free and lunch is $ .40.
Download DCE Free & Reduced Lunch Plan Application Forms (PDF)
||Do I need to fill out an application for each child? No. Complete the
application to apply for free or reduced price meals. Use one Free and
Reduced Price School Meals Application for all students in your household.
We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill
out all required information. Return the completed application to: Christine
Welsh, 9302 Schofield Avenue, Weston, WI 54476, 715-241-9700 Extension 2408.
||Who can get free meals?
All children in households receiving benefits from
FoodShare, the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) or
Cash Benefits, can get free meals
regardless of your income. Also, your children can get free meals if your
household’s gross income is within the free limits on the Federal Income
foster children get free meals? Yes, foster children that are under the
legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court, are eligible for free
meals. Any foster child in the household is eligible for free meals regardless
||Can homeless, runaway, and migrant children get free meals? Yes, children
who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant qualify for free
meals. If you haven’t been told your children will get free meals, please
call or e-mail 715-241-9700,
Extension 2407 or email@example.com
to see if they qualify.
can get reduced-price meals? Your children can get low cost meals if
your household income is within the reduced price limits on the Federal Income
Eligibility Guidelines, shown on this application.
I fill out an application if I received a letter this school year saying
my children are approved for free meals? Please read the letter
carefully and follow the instructions. Call the school at 715-241-9700,
Extension 2407 if you have questions.
child's application was approved last year. Do I need to fill out
another one? Yes. Your child’s application is only good for that school year
and for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new
application unless the school told you that your child is eligible for the new
my child(ren) get free meals? Children in households
participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced price
meals. Please fill out an application.
||Will the information I give be checked?
Yes and we may also ask you to send
I don’t qualify now, may I apply later? Yes, you
may apply at any time during the school year. For example, children with
a parent or guardian who becomes unemployed may become eligible for free
and reduced price meals if the household income drops below the income
||What if I disagree with the school’s decision about my application? You
should talk to school officials. You also may ask for a hearing by calling or
writing to: Jack Stoskopf, 6300 Alderson Street, Schofield, WI 54476, 715-359-4221,
May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen?
You or your child(ren) do not have to be U.S. citizens to qualify for free or
reduced price meals.
Who should I include as members of my household? You must include all people
living in your household, related or not (such as grandparents, other
relatives, or friends) who share income and expenses. You must include
yourself and all children living with you. If you live with other people who
are economically independent (for example, people who you do not support, who
do not share income with you or your children, and who pay a pro-rated share
of expenses), do not include them.
What if my income is not always the same? List the amount that you
normally receive. For example, if you normally make $1000 each month, but you
missed some work last month and only made $900, put down that you made $1000
per month. If you normally get overtime, include it, but do not include it if
you only work overtime sometimes. If you have lost a job or had your hours or
wages reduced, use your current income.
We are in the military. do we include our housing allowance as income? If
you get an off-base housing allowance, it must be included as income.
However, if your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization
Initiative, do not include your housing allowance as income.
My spouse is deployed to a combat zone. is his/her combat pay counted as
income? No, if the combat pay is received in addition to his/her basic pay
because of his/her deployment and it wasn’t received before s/he was
deployed, combat pay is not counted as income. Contact your school for more
My family needs more help. Are there other programs we might apply for?
find out how to apply for FoodShare or other assistance benefits, contact your
local assistance office or call 1-800-362-3002.