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BSCSD posts free, reduced priced meal information

BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa Central School District has announced the updated annual free and reduced priced meal information for Ballston Spa area students.

Income levels have increased this year, according to district community relations coordinator Stuart Williams.

Rates, discounts, a parent letter and an application are available on the BSCSD website here.

District residents are encouraged to visit the website to see if they are eligible. Williams said approximately 30 percent of BSCSD students already participate in the program. The cost of a reduced price meal is 25 cents. Applications can be submitted at any time during the year.

Among those eligible for free meals are children in households receiving benefits through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

Free meals also apply to homeless, runaway, or migrant children.

Other reduced costs and price limits are scaled by household income.

A full list of qualifications can be seen in the parent letter at the bottom of the BSCSD page linked above.

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Tomas Gomez is a freelance contributor at The Ballston Journal, a UAlbany alumni, & is allergic to fun thanks to a lifetime interest in sociology & political science.


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