Brevard Public Schools Announce Policy For Free, Reduced-Price Meals For 2016-17 School Year

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Only one application is required per family


Brevard Public Schools announces its policy for Free and Reduced-price meals for students during the 2016-17 school year, under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs

Brevard Public Schools announces its policy for Free and Reduced-price meals for students during the 2016-17 school year, under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.

Only one Free and Reduced Lunch application is required per family. For your convenience, the Free and Reduced Lunch Application for the 2016-17 school year may be completed on-line by CLICKING HERE.

Paper application forms will be available at each Brevard County School or may be printed from the website.  Completed paper applications may be turned in at any Brevard County school or mailed to:

Brevard County School Board

Attention: Food Services, Free & Reduced

2700 Fran Judge Jamieson Way

Viera, FL  32940.

The information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.

Households that receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are required to list on the application only the child’s name, SNAP/TANF case number, and signature of adult household member.

Foster children will receive free benefits regardless of the child’s personal income or the income of the household. Submission of an application is required.  Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact the district liaison Dr. Sally Shinn at (321) 633-1000, ext. 366.

For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service members on their application.  Report only that portion of the deployed service member’s income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income.

All other households must provide the following information listed on the application:

Total household income listed by gross amount received, type of income (e.g., wages, child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household member;   

• Names of all household members – check the “no income” box if applicable.

• Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is correct; and social security number of the adult signing the application or check if this household member does not have a social security number.

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the Office of Food and Nutrition Services should be contacted at (321) 633-1000 x642.

Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced Price meal policy, Kevin M. Thornton, Director, Food and Nutrition Services will review applications and determine eligibility.  If a parent or guardian is dissatisfied with the ruling of the official, he or she may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis.

If the parent wishes to make a formal appeal, he or she may make a request addressed to:

Kevin M. Thornton, Director, Food and Nutrition Services

2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL 32940

(321) 633-1000, ext. 642

Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application may be used by the school system in determining eligibility for other educational programs.



Remember: The total income before taxes, social security, health benefits, union dues, or other deductions must be reported. Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting:

Sandra Phipps

2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL 32940

(321) 633-1000, ext. 642

Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility.  An application cannot be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information. Once approved, meal benefits are good for an entire year. You need not notify the organization of changes in income and household size.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

CLICK HERE If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination and complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form.

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You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).


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