Why Should Parents fill out a Free/Reduced Meal Application?
Student free and reduced eligibility impacts campus Title I funding. Title I funding helps purchase supplies for the students and teachers, including supplemental books, copy paper, manipulatives and other subject area resources. It also supports activities like UIL, Robotics. In additional to Title 1 funding, it impacts our ERATE (technology) funding.
In short, the fewer students we have eligible for free and reduced lunch, the fewer Federal Funds we receive in our campus budget. For SEM it will also impact our national and international ranking in areas like (Newsweek, Washington Post, PISA, and College Board Exams.
Please fill out the free and reduced lunch forms as soon as possible. Hard copies of the form are available in the SEM office or online at www.foodapp.dallasisd.org.
Tiffany Huitt, Principal