Households affected by by the partial closure of the federal government may apply for National School Lunch and School Breakfast meal benefits. The income guidelines for free and reduced price school meals are based on annual income. Households may apply with the income received in the current month, projected for the month in which the application is completed or for the month prior to application. Free and reduced meal applications can be found on our website.
I want to be sure you are aware of some significant changes to interdistrict transfer options for the 2019-2020 school year. These changes will impact and eliminate Open Enrollment transfer requests.
Open Enrollment, enacted by the Oregon Legislature in 2011, created an additional enrollment option for students wishing to transfer between districts. The open enrollment statute contains a sunset provision, effective July 1, 2019.
What this means for districts and students:
There will be slots opened up in the Banks School District during the inter-district window, which will be in May. However, it is important to remember that students get the transfer approved by their resident district prior to submitting paperwork to Banks School District.
More to come as the Board of Directors will set Inter-District numbers during the April board meeting.
Banks School District