Free & Reduced Meal Info

2022 - 2023 Application for Free & Reduced Price Meals

For information on Newington’s Free & Reduced Price Meals Application please see the 2022-2023 Parent/Guardian Letter:  Free & Reduced Price Meals 

Complete a Family Application for Free & Reduced Meals online OR view/download/print the 2022-2023 Application for Free & Reduced Price School Meals for Newington Public Schools. For an application in a language other than English, please click here.

If you have received a letter from this office for the 2022-2023 school year letting you know your child(ren) has been approved for free or reduced price meals, you DO NOT need to submit an application.  

During the transition back to normal school operations in school year 2022-23, the Newington Public Schools District has opted in to the School Meals Assistance Revenue for Transition (SMART) funds providing meals (breakfast at NHS, JW & MK and lunch at all schools) at no cost for all students at the beginning of the school year. Please note that meals at no cost to all students are unlikely to last all year and are subject to the availability of district funds. Since the availability of meals at no cost will expire when all funds have been expended, it is critical that households submit a free and reduced-priced meal application as soon as possible to determine a student’s eligibility for this school year and avoid unpaid meal charges. 

Completing and submitting an application will allow the SMART funds to last longer thus making meals available to all students at no cost for as long as possible. The district will notify parents and guardians of the date (30 days notice) when students who are not directly certified or have no approved application on file will be expected to pay for their meals. Note: Households that do not submit a free or reduced-price application or whose child is not directly certified, will automatically default to full pay when the SMART funds conclude.