Families who may qualify for free and reduced meals must submit an application. Applications open on July 1, 2022. Eligibility for textbook assistance is determined by the free/reduced lunch application so all are encouraged to apply.Begin Application View Instructions and details
- All families must re-apply for free/reduced benefits each year, even if your student received them in the previous year. Families need not apply ONLY if they are directly certified-those who receive Medicaid, TANF, SNAP, etc. Qualified families will be notified by mail.
- Incoming freshman / transfer student families – Please read: You can only apply for free/reduced lunch & activate mealtime accounts once your student is loaded in Powerschool and they receive an ID #. (Incoming students will receive their student number toward the end of July.) Benefits are applied immediately after processing. Families who previously received free/reduced lunch at other schools must re-apply at Bishop Chatard. Families need not apply only if they are directly certified-those who receive Medicaid, TANF, SNAP, etc. Qualified families will be notified by mail.
- If your situation changes, applications can be made at any time throughout the school year.
- If a student qualifies for free/reduced lunches, he/she automatically qualifies for textbook assistance.
Note: Free Meals for All Students (USDA Free Meals waiver) expired on June 1, 2022.