Meal Applications

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For the most rapid processing of your Free & Reduced Price Meal Application, please click the button to apply online at PaySchools... 


One application per household please.



Meal Applications

Please click on the Pay Schools Button below to complete and submit your Online Free & Reduced Price Meal application, if you need assistance filling out the online application, please call the Nutrition Services Office at (719) 391-3561 . Once your application is complete you will receive an email from Payschools with your determination letter attached.


  • A new application needs to be filled out every school year.
  • New application benefits will be in effect as soon as the application is processed. Please have your application turned in before this date to allow time to process.
  • If your student has special dietary needs, have the Medical Statement Form filled out by your physician. You can obtain a form from our website, your school nurse or by contacting the Nutrition Services Office.

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by mail and or by email from Pay Schools of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.

Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.