The Free & Reduced Price meal program is confidential, easy, and can help both your budget and your child's school.
The Madison County Schools Child Nutrition Program accepts free and reduced meal applications throughout the school year. Students approved for free or reduced-priced meals may eat breakfast and lunch free or at a reduced cost.
Madison County Schools has made it easy for families to apply, by using our online meal applications link found on the district website or at (www2.myschoolapps.com). Families can apply online allowing for complete privacy and convenience 24/7.
If you do not have a computer or cellular device, paper applications are always available at school and district offices.
A new application must be filled out every year. Return only ONE application per family. It is best to return the application to your youngest child’s school.
Grace period for returning students:
Students are fed for the first 30 days based on the previous year’s eligibility. If an application has not been received and processed by the 30-day grace period, then your child’s eligibility will be changed to full pay.
SY 22/23 SPECIAL NOTE: Many families may have chosen not to submit the meal application these past couple of years so a 30-day carryover will not be applicable to those families. They will need to complete an application and be approved for free meals, or be prepared to pay on the first day.
Eligibility for free and reduced-price meals is not retroactive, school meals must be paid for until the free and reduced application is approved.
Incomplete, illegible, or incorrect applications cannot be processed. Therefore, student(s) on the application will have to pay full price for meals.
The program is confidential. Children receiving free or reduced price meals are not identified to other students or adults.