Free & Reduced Information

  • Child Nutrition Program Benefits Information

    Children need healthy meals to learn.  Wichita Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day.  Your child may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals.  Your household is expected to pay full price for meals for your student(s) until the application is processed; you will be notified when your application is approved or denied.  Please verify that your mailing address is correct at your child’s school so you can be notified.  If you wish to be notified electronically, please provide a valid email on your application.  If you do not receive a letter within ten business days, contact Nutrition Services at 316.973.2160 or


    Online Meal Benefits Application

    The online meal application is available in both English and Spanish at the link below starting 7/15/19.

    Online Meal Benefits Application  (



    Consent for Disclosure (formerly Waiver of Confidentiality)

    Completion of this form as well as providing proof of eligibility are necessary for text book and other school fees to be reduced or waived. This is available for electronic submission during online enrollment, as well as on the Enrollment website in the Enrollments Forms and Information section, under Textbook and Enrollment Fees.

    To go to Enrollment Forms and Information on the Enrollment website, click Here


    Annual Parent Letters

    Parent letters are sent every year, around the middle of July.  They contain frequently asked questions such as how to apply for meal benefits and how to qualify for reduced priced text book fees.

     Parent Letter (English)  (Spanish)  (Vietnamese)


    Paper Applications

    Paper applications are available at any school in the district.

     Application Instructions (English)  (Spanish)


    Income Eligibility Guidelines

    (English)  (Spanish)


    Figuring Income for Online Application

    Offering a little assistance in how to figure income for those households that elect to apply for Meal Benefits online.

    Figuring Income for Online Application (English)  (Spanish)


    For Institutions Only

    Form for institutions to use in order to certify students as institutionalized children.

    Institutionalized Child Eligibility Certification List (English


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