Muskingum County Board of DD Starlight
School announced its 2020-2021
program year policy for The National School Breakfast and Lunch Program. Starlight School will again be participating
in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Program. All students enrolled are eligible for a free
breakfast and a free lunch.
FREE HEALTH CARE: Families with children eligible for school meals may be eligible for
free health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio’s Healthy Start &
Healthy Families programs. These programs include coverage for doctor visits, immunizations,
physicals, prescriptions, dental, vision, mental health, substance abuse and
more. Please call 1-800-324-8680 for more information or to request an
application. Information can also be found on the web at http://jfs.ohio.gov/ohp/consumers/familychild.stm. Anyone who has an Ohio Medicaid card is already
receiving these services.
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
the provision of the policy, if we are no longer participating in the CEP
Program and applications were filled out, we would review applications and
determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian disagrees with the decision on
the application or the result of verification, the decision may be discussed
with the determining official on an informal basis. If a formal appeal is
desired, the household has the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing can be
requested either orally or in writing from: Kellie Brown, Superintendent,
Muskingum County Board of DD 1304 Newark
Rd. Zanesville, OH 43701
policy contains an outline of the hearing procedure.
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 USDA
Program Discrimination Complaint Form,
(AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and 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:
(1) mail: 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