Free & Reduced Lunches: Compass

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    MoneyCOMPASS is a state-provided system that allows Pennsylvania residents to see whether or not they qualify for human and health services. 

    This Web site is a way to apply for free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. If you apply for free or reduce price school meals through COMPASS, you do not need to submit a paper application.  In addition, if your family household is experiencing a decrease in household income due to current circumstances, please note that you may apply to receive assistance for meals for your student.  For more information and application go to, www.compass.state.pa.us.

    For a paper application and instructions, download the latest letter and application. In addition, all students qualify for free meals for 2021-2022. You can review that information via this link.  This program is available to schools and districts as part of the waivers issued by the USDA.  All enrolled students of the Pine-Richland School Districts are eligible to receive a nutritional breakfast and lunch each school day at no charge to your household. If you believe your household would be within the Free & Reduced thresholds, we ask that you still complete an application so that your students are on file for other programs that the school participates in for low-income households. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without paying a fee. The free meal must consist of at least 3 of the 5 meal
    components. A la Carte items must still be purchased.

    To save you time and effort, the information you provide on your "Free & Reduced Price School Meals Application" may be shared with other programs for which your child/children may qualify. We must have your permission to share your information with programs that Pine-Richland School District offers at a discounted and/or free and include:
     
    • AP, PSAT & ACT Testing
    • NCAA Fees
    • Activity Fee
    • Field Trip Fees
    • Other Programs Specific to Each School
     
    If you have not done so already, please complete this online form to allow the district to share your information for additional discounts or waivers in fees. By completing this form, you will not change the status of your free or reduced-price meals. 

    Sincerely,
    Mrs. Rachel McCarthy
    Accounting Specialist