Free And Reduced Price Program


Learn About The Free And Reduced Price Program


Families are required to complete a new application each school year, unless you have received a letter of notification that your child was directly certified for the 2018-2019 school year. If your child received meal benefits for the 2017-2018 school year with Douglas County School District, meal benefits will continue for up to 30 days, allowing parents to reapply for benefits in the 2018-2019 school year. A new application must be submitted and approved by the expiration of the carryover date.

Please note that students submitting an application will need to bring money or a lunch until the application has been processed and approved. Please allow for ten business days from the day the application is received at Douglas County School District, Nutrition Services in Castle Rock, for processing.

Please apply online at If you are in need of a paper application, please contact your school bookkeeper or Susan Babineau at 303-387-0368. All applications are available in both English and Spanish. If another language is needed, contact Susan Babineau.

If approved for meal benefits, it is the parent’s responsibility to give the approval letter to both the school bookkeeper and transportation for fee waiving purposes. This is privileged information and schools are not informed until the approval letter is given to them. Some charter schools have alternative policies regarding transportation fees. Please check with your individual school to see the policy on transportation fees.

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