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The Sheridan School District urges families who may qualify for the Free and Reduced Meal Program to apply right away, as the district will not be able to provide free meals to all students this year. 

The federal USDA waiver that allowed school districts to provide meals at no cost to all students has expired. Families in the district who do not qualify for free or reduced-price meals will return to paying full price for schools beginning the first day of school on August 15. However, if your child’s application was approved last year, it will continue to be honored through Sept. 27. To continue receiving free or reduced meals past that date, a new application must be completed.

Families who believe they may qualify based on household income should submit an online application as soon as possible. Information regarding eligibility and other frequently asked questions is available under the “Dining” section on the district’s website: Paper applications are also available at the front office of each school in the district.

The Sheridan School District understands that children need healthy meals to learn. The district offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.50; lunch costs $2.50 for students who do not qualify for the free/reduced program. The reduced price is $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch.

Completing your application can help our district and students in many areas beyond just free or reduced-price meals, including increased state and federal funding for the school.

For assistance or more information, contact Amanda Garner with the SSD at 400 N. Rock St, Sheridan, AR 72150, or by phone at (870) 942-3135.