Free & Reduced School Lunch Applications



Announces its policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals for students at Bok Academy,
Bok North, and Lake Wales High School for the 2022-23 school year under the
Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting
Chris Reams / 1 Highlander Way, Lake Wales, FL 33853.

Phone: 863-215-8440.

Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. An
application can not be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information. Once
approved, meal benefits are good for an entire year. You need to notify the organization
of changes in income and household size.
Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians.
To apply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals, households must complete the application and
return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office in each
school. The information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of
determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year.
Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.
Households that receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or
TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are required to list on the application
only the child’s name, SNAP/TANF case number, and signature of adult household
Foster children will receive free benefits regardless of the child’s personal income
or the income of the household.
Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway
should contact the district liaison Angela Heyward at 863-679-6560.
For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are
considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed
service members on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service
member’s income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a
housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be
included as income.
All other households must provide the following information listed on the application:
• Total household income listed by gross amount received, type of income (e.g.,
wages, child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each
household member;
• Names of all household members – check the “no income” box if applicable; if
household member is a child, list school name for each;
• Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is
correct; and
• Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word “NONE”
for this household member if he or she does not have a social security number.

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the
school should be contacted. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed
should also contact the school.
Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced-Price meal policy, Chris Reams,
Director of Food Service, will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent
or guardian is dissatisfied with the ruling of the official, he or she may wish to discuss the
decision with the determining official on an informal basis. If the parent wishes to make
a formal appeal, he or she may make a request either orally or in writing to
Anuj Saran / 1 Highlander Way, Lake Wales, FL 33853.

Phone: 863-678-4222

Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and
Reduced-Price Meal application may be used by the school system in determining
eligibility for other educational programs.

Effective from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023

FREE MEAL SCALE is listed in the documents.