Free and Reduced Meals
Public Release August 2, 2021
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) for the 2021-2022 regular school year. This is the same program Bayless School District operated last school year. This program allows all students to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch, regardless of income status. However, unlike last year, BSD will be requesting all families return the Free & Reduced Meal Applications.
BSD is asking for the Free & Reduced Meal Application to be submitted because the District’s state funding is directly affected by the number of those applications processed. Therefore, it is important that parents submit the Free & Reduced Meal Application forms to BSD again.
If a student chooses to eat a second meal and/or any ala carte items, those items will be charged at regular price.
If you have any questions regarding the Free and Reduced Meal Application, please call Ms. Kathy Mernah at 314-256-8606 or contact her by email at email@example.com.
USDA Non-discrimination Statement:
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.