Free and reduced lunch applications due Aug. 1 - July 20, 2007

Record Number: 3255
Displayed from: Jul 20, 2007 , until: Aug 03, 2007

Applications for free and reduced price meals were recently mailed out to families of the nearly 32,000 students in Fort Wayne Community Schools. Applications are accepted throughout the year, but need to be returned by Aug. 1 to be processed in time for the first day of school on Aug. 20. Last year, students who received assistance through the program, included nearly 12,000 students who received free lunch. Regular cost for an elementary lunch is $1.40, and breakfast is $1; middle and high school students pay 10 cents more for each meal. Reduced lunch prices are 40 cents for lunch and 30 cents for breakfast for all students. Each school year, FWCS Nutrition Services serves more than 4 million meals that meet recommended standards for calcium, iron, protein and vitamins A and C as well as track levels of cholesterol, sodium and fiber. Nutritional analysis for each meal is available at www.fwcs.k12.in.us. Below are the income eligibility requirements for this year's free and reduced meal program: Family of two - $25,327 Three - $31,765 Four - $38,203 Five - $44,641 Six - $51,079 Seven - $57,517 Eight - $63,955 Additional family members - $6,438 Families that have moved or otherwise did not receive the application in the mail may pick one up at any FWCS school or at the Nutrition Center, 3211 W. Ludwig Road. Applications are available in English and Spanish. For more information, contact Nutrition Services at 467-2055.
With nearly 32,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is Indiana's second-largest school district. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 53 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level as well as the prestigious International Baccalaureate program for high school students.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.