Public Media Release
Children from families whose income is at or below the levels shown may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
For school officials to determine eligibility, the household must provide the following information on the application: (1) A SNAP or TANF case number certifying the household is currently eligible for either of these assistance programs and an adult household member signature or (2) names of all household members, the name and last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member signing the application form, current income by source for each household member and a signature of an adult household member certifying that the information provided is correct.
Foster children may also be eligible for these benefits regardless of household income. If a household has foster children living with them and the household has not previously been notified by the School District that their foster children have been directly certified for free meals, the household should include and count the foster children (including personal income earned by the foster children) on the household application form with other non-foster children.
Under the provisions of the policy James McDaniel will review applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the reviewing official may wish to discuss the decision with the reviewer on an informal basis. Parents wishing to make a formal appeal may make a request either orally or in writing to Laura Showe whose address is 319 S. Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501 (843-669-4141) for a hearing to appeal the decision. The hearing procedures are outlined in the policy.
Online Free and Reduced Applications for Florence 1 Schools
Students are eligible to maintain the same free, reduced or paying status from the previous school year for 30 days. If you submit a new application before the first 30 days of the school year, your child's status will change to reflect the new application. If a new application is not submitted within the 30 days, the benefits of your child(ren) will be eliminated.
Until your child's application has been processed, you will need to provide lunch money to purchase school meals at the regular price. Please allow ten working days for applications to be pre-approved and/or processed. Only 1 free/Reduced Application per Household.
Now you can apply online for your children to receive free or reduced-price school meals. Your application will be sent from a secure website directly to Florence 1 Schools, so you don’t need to worry about filling out a paper form.