School meals served at Wa-Nee Community Schools are a part of the Child Nutrition Programs and are administered at the Federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and at the state level by the Indiana Department of Education.
We are required by both of these agencies to follow the guidelines set forth by them in order to participate in this program. Applications submitted prior to the established program year cannot be processed. The established program year runs from July 1 through June 30 of each year. Free and Reduced applications and parent information letter must be sent to households of all school children prior to the beginning of the school year. Schools cannot accept or process applications before the federally defined school year, which begins on July 1st or an applications that has been filled out using an incorrect program year application.
After July 1st we are required to make available and distribute the current 2019-2020 free and reduced application and parent notification letter to all households of children attending Wa-Nee Community Schools. You can expect to receive this information soon after the July 4th holiday and our direct certification process has been completed. Information will be sent using the email address you have provided the school, or by mail if you have not provided us with an email address.
Please check back to complete a 2019-2020 free and reduced application when they become available.