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September 7, 2017 The Hesston RecordSeptember 7, 2017 The Hesston Record

USD 460 Hosting Enrollment Aug. 3

Posted 7/27/2017

FOR THE RECORDHesston SwatherHesston Swather

Enrollment Day for students attending Hesston USD 460 schools will be Thursday, Aug. 3, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Hesston High School Commons. 

Enrollment packets were previously mailed to returning students and known new students.  Parents/guardians who have questions about enrollment, or who have not yet received an enrollment packet for their student(s), may call the district office at 620-327-4931, ext. 3000.

In addition to enrollment, USD 460 is announcing its participation in the Child Nutrition Programs administered by the Kansas State Department of Education.

Local school officials have adopted the following household income guidelines for determining eligibility for Child Nutrition Program benefits.

INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES, SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018

Household Size Free Benefits Reduced Price Benefits

1 - $15,678 - $22,311

2 - 21,112 - 30,044

3 - 26,546 - 37,777

4 - 31,980 - 45,510

5 - 37,414 - 53,243

6 - 42,848 - 60,976

7 - 48,282 - 68,709

8 - 53,716 - 76,442

For each additional household member add $5,434 and $7,733

Application forms and an informational letter to households are available from the school district or private school. Additional copies are available at the principal’s business office in each school.

Applications may

be submitted at any time during the year. An application for reduced price or free Child Nutrition Program

benefits cannot be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information as indicated on the application and instructions.

Households receiving Food Assistance or Temporary Assistance to Families (TAF) will be notified that their children will be provided free benefits unless the household notifies the school that it chooses to decline benefits. Households receiving assistance under these programs should submit an application only if they are not notified of their eligibility by a specified date determined by the schools.

If a household receiving Food Assistance, TAF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), completes an application, the children’s names, the Food Assistance, TAF or FDPIR case number, and the signature of an adult household member must be provided.

Participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) may be eligible for reduced price or free benefits. Households with WIC participants should complete an application as described above.

Households with children who are enrolled in the Head Start/Even Start Program or the Migrant Education Program or who are considered homeless or runaway by the school district’s homeless liaison should contact the school for assistance in receiving benefits.

Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a State child welfare agency or court, are eligible for free meals, regardless of income. The State must retain legal custody of a child. Households will be notified that the foster child(ren) will be provided free benefits unless the household notifies the school that it chooses to decline benefits.

Free eligibility is not extended to other students in households with foster children, but households with a foster child(ren) can submit an application and list all household members including the foster child(ren). A foster family application could result in different eligibility for family members such as the foster child(ren) free and the other students could be reduced or free or not eligible for benefits.

Households not receiving Food Assistance, TAF, or FDPIR apply for benefits by completing one application for all children in the household. The application must list names of everyone in the household, the amount of income each household member now receives, source of income, the last four digits of the Social Security number of the household member who signs the application or a statement that the household member does not possess one, and the signature of an adult household member certifying that the information provided is correct.

The information is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility. The eligibility status may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program officials.

Under provisions of the reduced price and free benefit policy, the Determining Official will review

applications and determine eligibility.

Parents or guardians who are dissatisfied with the ruling of the official may wish to discuss the decision with the Determining Official on an informal basis. Parents wishing to make a formal appeal may make a request either orally or in writing for a hearing on the decision. The Hearing Official is: Ben Proctor, Superintendent, 150 N Ridge Rd, PO Box 2000, Hesston, KS 67062; 620-327-4931 or toll-free 800-658-3727.