PUTNAM COUNTY — Putnam County Schools has announced its 2019-20 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals, of free milk for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack, or Special Milk Programs. Each school office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used for determining eligibility.

To apply for free and reduced-price beneifts, households should fill out an application and return it to the local school. Applications are available at the principal’s office in each local school. Households will be notified of the approval or denial of benefits. Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits regardless of the household’s income. If a family has foster children living with them and wishes to apply for such meals or milk for them, contact the school for more information. Families can apply at any time during the school year.

These institutions are equal opportunity providers in accordance with Federal civil rights law and USDA civil rights regulations and policies.

School contact persons and phone numbers are listed below:

Columbus Grove: Cari Fuerst, 419-659- 2639

Continental: Sarah Goedde, 419-596- 3860

Jennings: Matthew Dube, 419-286-2762

Kalida: Nancy Grote, 419-532-3529

Leipsic: Darren Henry, 419-943-2165

Miller City-New Cleveland: Kerry Johnson, 419-876-3172

Ottawa-Glandorf: Lois Kaufman, 419- 523-5261

Ottoville: Jon Thorbahn, 419-453-3358

Pandora-Gilboa: Mary Miller, 419-384- 3225

Sts. Peter & Paul: Connie Niese, 419-523- 3697

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027 at www.aascr.usda.gov, or write a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20250-9410, or email: program.intake@ usda.gov