Federal regulations require a student’s documented eligibility for free or reduced price meals in the preceding school year to be carried over into the new school year to ensure access to program benefits while current meal eligibility determinations are made. The carry-over of a student’s previous school year eligibility will be valid for the first 30 operating days of the new school year. This applies to direct certification and income applications. Eligibility carried over from the previous year must be terminated on the 31st operating day. All students without an approved new school year eligibility determination (application) on file by October 1, 2018 must revert to paid meal status on October 2, 2018. If you haven’t applied for the 2018-19SY, please fill out the attached document and return it to Lisa Landrum at our Central Office.