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United schools announce reduced price lunch policy

HANOVERTON– United Local School District has announced its 2019-2020 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. The school office has a copy of the policy which may be reviewed by any interested person.

The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used to determine eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the federal guidelines are eligible for free and reduced-price meals.

Application forms are distributed to all homes in a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free and reduced-price benefits, households should complete an application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office.

Families with children eligible for school meals may be eligible for free health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio’s Healthy Start & Healthy Families programs. These programs include coverage for doctor visits, immunizations, physicals, prescriptions, dental, vision, mental health, substance abuse and more. Call 800-324-8680 for more information or to request an application. Information can also be found online athttp://jfs.ohio.gov/ohp/consumers/familychild.stm.

Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits regardless of the household’s income. If a family has foster children living with them and wishes to apply for such meals or milk for them, contact the school for more information.

Food Service Director Kaitlyn Klein will review applications and determine eligibility.

Tailgate celebration planned planned at Canfield schools

CANFIELD– The Canfield Local School District is hosting a free community wide tailgate celebration from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 6 at the high school before the varsity football game, rain or shine.

The Cardinal cheerleaders along with the Canfield High School band will be in attendance to get the crowd pumped up for the game. There will also be family friendly activities, as well as hot dogs and chips.

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