Important Information About Free School Breakfast and Lunch
The Dell Rapids School District has been accepted into a program by the United States Department of Agriculture that allows all enrolled K-12 students to receive meals at no cost to them. The USDA Summer Seamless Program was extended as a result of the FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act), which supports families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both breakfast and lunch meals will be provided free, with no income guidelines, to all K-12 Dell Rapids Public School students. This program is retroactively in effect from October 1, 2020, and will be in effect through the end of the school year.
Charges for meals purchased since the beginning of October will be credited back to student accounts for future use. Note that only breakfast and lunch meals are free. Any 2nd milk, a second meal, extra entrées, or a la carte items will NOT be free.
Parents/guardians should review their elections in MySchoolBucks and adjust or stop automatic deposits into student accounts if needed.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: email@example.com.
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