This year, all students, K-12, attending the Virtual Academy will resume paying for their school meals using the A La Carte pricing per item. You can pay for your child's lunch on assessment dates by sending in cash or check for your child to give to the cafeteria. You can also use the online payment center to add money to your child's account. The online payment center is linked here.
What is the National School Lunch Program? How do I know if my school participates?
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a food assistance program for eligible students that provides them with free or reduced-price meals through their school. Your child must attend a school that participates in NSLP to be considered for P-EBT. Most public schools participate. Some charter and private schools participate, but some do not. Virtual schools and homeschools are not eligible.What is summer P-EBT?Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is a federally funded, temporary food assistance program that helps families during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Summer P-EBT is an extension of school year 2021-22 benefits. Eligibility requirements for Summer P- EBT are different than the requirements for the school year and are based on guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) which simplified P-EBT eligibility requirements for summer. Initial eligibility will be determined based on student participation in free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) in May 2022 (last full month of the 2021-22 school year). Students may also become eligible during the summer period if they apply and are approved for the NSLP free or reduced-price meals.