• Alert:

    NEW: Free Meal Waiver Set to Expire in June 2022

    Child Nutrition waivers implemented by the federal government during the COVID-19 pandemic are set to expire this summer. One of the most important waivers was the Seamless Summer Food Program (SSO), which provided all students with free meals, regardless of income status. This waiver is set to expire on June 30, 2022. An extension is possible, but not likely. Please be aware that upon expiration of this waiver, meals will no longer be free to all families. Free and Reduced price meal applications will need to be completed in order to qualify for such meals.  The applications will be available to fill out after July 1, 2022.

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Last Updated: 8/11/2021 1:36 PM

The “McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act” was established in 1987 and amended by “Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015”. The Act defines the term “homeless children and youths” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

The Federal mandate ensures that homeless children and youth have access to the same, free, and appropriate public education as other children. Children who are homeless may qualify for assistance with school lunch, school supplies tutoring and transportation so that they can remain in their school of origin.

The term “homeless children and youth “Includes the following circumstances:

  • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.
  • Living in a motel, hotel, trailer park or campground due to lack of alternative, adequate accommodations.
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters.
  • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations or similar settings.
  • Living in substandard housing (no running water or working utilities, infestations, etc.).

If you believe that your child may qualify for this service, please contact:

Stacy Pressel Executive Secretary/Transportation

Phone: 814-766-4702

Email: spressel@nbcsd.org