School District of Newberry County will only accept applications completed on-line for the 2021-2022 school year.
Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Online. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money. Only one application per household will be accepted. In the student section of the application list all students who attend Newberry County Schools, including those students who attend schools that are participating in CEP (Community Eligibility Process). The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information is subject to verification and may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits. Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income. Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.