Educational Benefits


Starting school year 2023-24, ISD 192 has joined Minnesota’s Free School Meals Program. All students can get one breakfast and one lunch free of charge each day at school. Although no application is required to receive this free meal benefit, filling out the Application for Educational Benefits is still important! Your child(ren) may qualify for other benefits such as reduced fees at school. Your application may also help the school qualify for education funds, discounts, and other meal programs. 

Educational Benefits applications are mailed to all families with enrolled students at the beginning of each school year. If you do not receive one, please contact food service at 651-460-3820, or email us at [email protected].

If you have mailed in an application, and have not received a response within two weeks, PLEASE do not hesitate to call the Educational Benefits Department at 651-460-3823 to inquire about the status of your application.

If you qualify for benefits, it will begin on the date that your application is processed. We CANNOT retro-activate the benefits. Please note, the program does not cover a la carte items, such as additional entrees, or single cartons of milk. 

Apply Now for Educational Benefits! 

Online applications are now available via your Wordware Account. Login and click on the blue Apply for Free/Reduced Benefits button. An application form is also available here (and en español) and may be submitted by mail, email, or fax. Paper applications are also available in your school office.   

Click here for Free and Reduced Price Meal Application FAQs.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil
rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400
Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (833)256-1665 (
3) email: [email protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.