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PAGE 6A BUR~r Bt~LETtN WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2005 Burnet CISD today announced its policy for pro- viding free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Each school and/or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The household size and income criteria identified below will be used to deter- mine eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits. Children from households whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for. free or reduced-price meals. Foster children who are the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court may also be eligible for bene- fits regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside. Eligibility for the foster child is based on the child's income. National school lunch and child nutrition programs 2005-06 Income eligibility guidelines Application forms are being distributed to all households with a letter data. Applications may be verified by the school offi- cials at any time during the school year. For school officials to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits, households receiving food stamps or Temporary Assistance for informing households of Needy Families (TANF) the availability of free and only h ve to list their reduced-price meals for their children. Applications are also available at the principal's office in each school. To apply for free and reduced- price meals, households must fill out the applica- tion and return it to the school. Applications may be submitted anytime dur- ing the school year. The information households provide on the application will be used for the pur- pose of determining eligi- bility and verification of child's name and food stamp or TANF case num- ber. An adult household member must sign the application. Households that do not list a food stamp or TANF case number must list the names of all household members, the amount and source of the income received by each house- hold member, and the Social Security number of the adult household mem- ber who signs the applica- tion. If the adult who signs the application does not have a Social Security number, the household member must indicate that a Social Security number is not available by writing the word "None". The application must be signed by an adult house- hold member. Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price meal policy, the Director of Food Service will review applications and deter- mine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the offi- cial may wish to discuss the decision with the reviewing official on an informal basis. Parents wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally or in writing to the Assistant Superintendent for Pupil and Personnel Services, 208 E. Brier, Burnet, TX 78611, 512-756-2124. If household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increas- es, the household should contact the school. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household's income falls at or below the levels shown above. The Food Service Department has a food serve ice accounting com- puter system. This system will increase efficiency and accuracy in account- ing which will help keep cafeteria prices as low as possible. It also ensures confidentiality when serv- ing students who receive free/reduced priced meals. The Food Service Department now has an on-line payment system @ www.burnet.txed.net click Central Office Link - click Food Service Link. Prepayment will speed up the serving lines, and eliminate the need to bring money to school daily. In accordance with fed- eral law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimi- nating 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, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C 20250- 9410' or call 202-720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. WE OWN AND OFFER LCRA INSURED TAX FREE MUNICIPAL BONDS Gwen had a satisfying life. She was happily married and the proud parent of a daugh- ter attending college. She worked part-time and kept involved in community and church activities. Despite her already jam-packed life, when she read about Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in a local newspaper, Gwen called for more infor- mation. "I joined CASA because I wanted to help children grow up healthy, loved, safe and knowing that somebody real- ly cares about them," explains Gwen. After completing training and being sworn in as an offi- cer of the Family Court, Gwen jumped into a case involving six children, ages 8 to 16 years old, whose mother had died and left them in the care of elderly relatives. Despite efforts to keep the children tegether, they were ultimately separated to dif- ferent residential and private foster homes. Determined to help this large sibling group, Gwen vol- unteered 20-30 hours of her time each month. She attend- ed family support and perma- nency planning meetings with all the service providers and caseworkers. Gwen sought out community resources on her own and identified potential mentors and tutors. She was especial- ly involved on the educational front, meeting with school administrators, teachers and special school district repre- sentatives. Gwen could be spotted at many of the children's track meets, football games, choir concerts and awards cere- monies. She spent time with the children shopping, attending movies or sharing ice-cream at the park because she knew how important it was to respect them as indi- viduals, "just to l sten, to watch, to be there." After four months on the case, Gwen had helped stabilize the chil- dren's riving arrangements, seeing four placed in the same foster home and the two oldest placed in another as they prepared for indepen- dent living. Gwen has since worked on two other cases, one ending with the court granting legal guardianship of the child to an older sibling and the other expected to end in adoption of the two children this November. She continues to be a child advocate and will soon take on a new case. "There are too many %valking wounded' in our society," says Gwen. "I just want to do what I can to prevent and, in some instances, help heal some of the damage caused by abuse and/or neglect." The CASA for the Highland Lakes Area pro- gram is an organization that recruits and trains communi- ty volunteers who are appointed by judges to be independent fact finders and to speak up for the best inter- ests of abused and neglected children, in the Highland Lakes Area. A CASA volunteer speaks exclusively for the child's best interest. CASA for the Highland Lakes Area is cur- rently working with 362 chil- dren in the five counties fBlanco;~ tlttrlaet,~ ~ma~, -- Llano and San Saba),w.e serve. For more information, please contact Diane Wells at 325 388-3440. Now enrolling for fall classes Register your dancer, ages 2 and up. beginner through advanced levels. Tuesdays: 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays: 8/17, 8/24, 8/31 4:00-6:00 p.m. Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Hip Hop, Creative Movement, Tumbling, Drill Team Prep, Technique Located at 1002 N. 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