AUGUSTA — With the start of school fast approaching, the Maine Department of Education has released eligibility criteria for students to qualify for free or reduced school meals and milk during the 2013-14 academic year.
Students from families whose annual income is equal to or less than the federal income guidelines shown in the attached chart will be eligible for free or reduced price meals or free milk for kindergarten students, or free milk at schools offering only a milk program.
Applications will be available to students on the first day of school. Information is confidential.
For more information about Maine’s free and reduced lunch or milk program, visit www.maine.gov/doe/ and select “Nutrition” in the A-Z index.