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Educational Benefits

All families in the district must complete the educational benefits application (or opt out), regardless of income or eligibility. Applications for Educational Benefits are approved annually. To ensure a smooth transition of benefits, you will need to reapply for 2022-23 before the school year begins.

Completing or opting out of an application is easy and confidential. Choose one of four easy ways to apply or opt out: 

  • Apply or Opt Out online at; or
  • Download and print a paper application (below) to complete or opt out and then submit to your school; or
  • Pick-up a paper application at your student’s school; or
  • Call our nutrition services office at (651) 457-9429 to complete your application over the phone

You can download the following paper applications:


In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.