You can help generate state aid for our school by completing the Application for Educational Benefits and returning it to your school. Our school is down approximately 50 applications from this time last year and the state is estimating a decrease in a little over $120,000 for next year based on this reduction. That is significant funding and that amount is solely based on the number of students that qualify for free/reduced meals, we need your help.
Students in households that meet the free or reduced price meal income guidelines will generate compensatory revenue for their school. Schools must use compensatory revenue to meet the needs of students who are behind their peers, such as remedial instruction, instructional materials including digital learning and technology, bilingual programs and additional teachers and teacher aides. These applications may also make teachers in your school eligible for the federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program if they have outstanding college loans. However, the household must complete and return the forms, or complete the online form, no later than December 15 so the school can calculate eligibility and report to MDE. This will not impact your students’ eligibility to receive free meals during the 2020-21 school year.
Please help the district by filling out the application for benefits and return it to either school if you have not completed one this school year. Link to the application is: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/846057/20-21_Meal_Application.pdf Thanks in advance for your help with this.