Beginning in August of 2020 waivers provided by the USDA allowed Sevier County Schools to provide both breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost, regardless of income status or school attended. These federal waivers are expiring on June 30, 2022. Due to this expiration, we will no longer be able to continue this program.
For the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, the only students that will receive free or reduced price meals are those meeting the eligibility requirements of the USDA Free and Reduced Price Meal Program. Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications will be available at all school sites during the summer and at the beginning of the new school year. Applications may also be completed online AFTER July 15, 2022 by visiting https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/SEVC01
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the online USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) or at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or