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Free & Reduced Meals
Dear BASD Families:
Federal funding for student meals at school is no longer available. Students who would like to eat breakfast and/or lunch at school will resume purchasing their meals for the 2022-2023 school year, unless they qualify for free/reduced meals.

We encourage all families to apply for free/reduced meal status, as your student(s) will be eligible for other school and community benefits based on their status. Several school programs are available at a free or reduced rate based on your family’s meal status. This includes AP tests, athletic programs and summer school, just to name a few. In addition, the P-EBT card is based on your family’s free/reduced meal status.

Please note: If your child attends Broad Street Elementary, Emily Brittain Elementary, McQuistion Elementary or Center Avenue Community School, you do not need to complete an application for that child. Those four schools are Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). As such, meals are automatically free for all children who attend those four schools. If you have another child who attends a different school (the IHS or SHS for example) then you should still fill out an application in order for that child to receive free/reduced meals.
Visit our website to complete your family’s application as soon as possible. You will also receive a paper copy of the application along with your lunch balances and PIN numbers in the mail.
If you have any questions, please contact Helen Walker at or 724-214-3223.
Brian J. White, Jr., Ed.D.
Butler Area School District
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