PUSD announces policy for 2021-2022 free milk program

Public Media Release for Free Milk | School Year 2021-22

Piedmont Unified School District announces its policy for providing free milk served under the Special Milk Program. Effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, children are eligible for free milk if the household income is less than or equal to the federal guidelines shown below.

Households do not need to turn in an application when the household receives a notification letter saying that all children automatically qualify for free milk when any household member receives benefits from CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR. Children who meet the definition of foster, homeless, migrant, or runaway, and children enrolled in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free milk. Contact school officials if any child in the household is not on the notification letter. The household must let school officials know if they do not want to receive free milk.

Applications will be sent to the household with a letter about the free milk program. Households that want to apply, must fill out one application for all children in the household and give it to the nutrition office at 760 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA, 94611.. For a simple and secure method to apply, use our online application www.piedmont.k12.ca.us . Call (510) 594-2600 for help filling out the application. The school will let you know if your application is approved or denied for free milk.

Households may turn in an application at any time during the school year. If you are not eligible now, but your household income goes down, household size goes up, or a household member starts receiving CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR, you may turn in an application at that time. Information given on the application will be used to determine eligibility. The last four digits of the Social Security number from any adult household or checking that you do not have a Social Security number is required if you include income on the application.

Households that receive Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) benefits, may be eligible for free milk by filling out an application.

Foster children are eligible for free milk and may be included as a household member if the foster family chooses to also apply for the non-foster children on the same application. Including foster children as a household member may help the non-foster children qualify for free milk. If the non-foster children are not eligible, this does not keep foster children from receiving free milk.

Your child’s eligibility status from last school year will continue into the new school year for up to 30 school days or until the school processes your new application, or your child is otherwise certified for free milk. After the 30 school days, your child will have to pay full price for milk, unless the household receives a notification letter for free milk. School officials do not have to send reminders or expired eligibility notices.

If you do not agree with the decision, you may discuss it with school officials. You also have the right to a fair hearing, which may be requested by calling or writing the hearing which may be requested by call or writing the Piedmont Unified School District, 760 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611; (510) 594-2600.

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