SANTA BARBARA For families with kids in the Santa Barbara Unified School District, the confidential meal application is open for the 2019-2020 school year.
Each family can visit the district’s website at www.sbunified.org/food, hover over ?About? and choose ?Food Services? from the drop-down list. Once on the ?Food Services? page, select ?Online Meal Application.?
SBUSD advises families entitled to the benefit of free meals and who live with other relatives or families out of economic necessity to choose the shorter housing questionnaire.
Everyone else, according to SBUSD, will need to complete the online meal application, which can be found on the same page with the housing questionnaire. Alternatively, they can access the online meal application at www.myschoolapps.com.
Families who choose not to participate in the meal program or who already know they don’t qualify can check the ?I do not qualify? box and submit the online meal application.
While some schools in the district offer breakfast and lunch at no cost to all students, most schools only offer breakfast at no cost to students. Santa Barbara Charter School does not offer breakfast and charges students the full cost for lunch.
The online meal application states that all schools charge breakfast at a full price of $1.50 and a reduced price of $0.30, while charging a full price of $2.50 and a reduced price of $0.40 for lunch.
To qualify for meal benefits, household income must be within certain limits. These limits can be found on the online application.