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St. James Free Milk Policy Statement

St. James School participates in a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Special Milk Program, which is administered by the CT State Dept. of Education, Office of Child Nutrition.  This program encourages milk consumption by subsidizing the cost of milk served on a daily basis to the children – substantially lowering family’s cost for a pint of milk.

 

St. James School offers a choice of low-fat white and nonfat chocolate milk each school day. Children may buy milk for $11 per year (8 cents per day). Children who qualify under U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines may get milk free.

 

Families whose income levels qualify either as determined by FACTS Tuition Management Service (for those who requested financial assistance) and families who can demonstrate that their income falls within the State of Connecticut income guidelines, are eligible to receive free milk on a daily basis, which the school will provide at its own cost. The basic outline of qualifications that the state mandates is posted below for your reference.  We will honor these guidelines and the school will pay for any student’s milk whose family meets the criteria.

 

The chart below reflects the State of CT income qualification guidelines for obtaining free milk.  If you wish to request a free milk benefit, you must either have completed a financial aid application through the FACTS Tuition Management Service or provide the school a copy of a Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) determination letter from the Department of Social Services or a comparable agency, St. James then will provide your milk for free.

(CLICK HERE FOR INCOME GUIDELINES)

If you are interested in more information or to receive the free milk benefit, please contact the school office, 203-375-5994 or stop by to speak to the staff.

 

You must complete a Milk Order Form annually and you must request free milk each year for your child/children. Only students attending St. James in PK-Grade 8 are eligible.

 

You may request milk anytime during the year on a pro-rated basis.

 

All requests for Free Milk benefit will be kept confidential. We will not share your name or personal information with any agency or entity at all.

 

For more information, please visit

http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2626&q=320650

 

Natalia S. Zamachaj, St. James School Business Manager

Rev. 8-2016

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.