Applications for School Meal Assistance and School Fee Assistance
It is the Ames Community School District’s policy to accept responsibility for providing free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches to eligible students in the schools under its jurisdiction according to the guidelines provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The District may also reduce or waive fees based on certain eligibility criteria.
School Meal Assistance and School Fee Assistance
Information about eligibility for free and reduced-price school breakfasts and lunches is available from the Food Services Office. Please call 515-268-6646.
The application, which is called the Iowa Eligibility Application, is available at all building principalsʼoffices, and online:
Meal Assistance Information
In general, the District will waive fees for students who meet the financial eligibility criteria for free school meals, or the Family Investment Program (FIP), or are eligible for transportation assistance or in foster care. Students who qualify for reduced-price school meals may have their school fees reduced by 50%.
All families receive fee waiver applications each year when they enroll students.
Families may reapply for waived or reduced fees at any time their circumstances change.