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Schools participate in School Lunch programs Schools throughout the Diocese of Evansville partic- ipate in the National School Lunch programs. Children from households that meet the following Federal Income guidelines are eligible for free meals or reduced -price meals. Additionally, the passage of House Enrolled Act 1360 by the 1987 Indiana General Assem- bly provides textbook/workbook assistance for those children approved for free meals. Applications for free or reduced-price meals are avail- able at school offices. Confidential The information provided will be treated confiden- tially and will be used only for the eligibility determi- nation. Food Stamp/AFDC households If you currently receive Food Stamps or "Temporary Assistance for Needy Families" (TANF), formerly known as AFDC, for your child, you have only to list your child's name and Food Stamp or TANF case num- ber and sign the application. All other households If your household income is at or below the level shown on the income scale above, your child is eligible for either free or reduced-price meals. To apply for these benefits, you must provide the follow'ing information or your application cannot be approved: HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS: List the names of every- one who lives in your household. Include parents, grandparents, all children, other relatives, and unre- lated people who live in your household. MONTHLY INCOME: List all income received last month on the same line with the person who received it. Free Income Eligibility Guidelines (Effective from July 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999) Household Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For each additional family member add Annual $14,893 20,073 25,253 30,433 35,613 40,793 45,973 51,153 +5,180 Reduced Price Meals Month $1,242 1,673 2,105 2,537 2,968 3,400 3,832 4,263 +432. A hei hrc 'vaj eac Week Tt $287 )le( 387 sk 486 hro It' 586 0n he, 685 herl 785 We 885 -00ri ....... 'hy] 984  th + 100 i 1US nd ltlS ece eac th nt ncl ett tivc eo14 It rni dv 'do tact the school. 0nf NONDISCRIMINATION: Children who receive free or /'/e: reduced price meal benefits ate ch0 treated the same as childre . :hoc who pay for their meal. In the Qth operation of child feeding p.O" grams, no child will be diS; S] criminated against because,O  race, color, age, national origin! .. qlt sex or handicap. If you believe k you have been discriminateu,, ,a against, write to the SecreL,": |r, of Agriculture, Washingtv 'mB uV D.C. 20250. '0 r FAIR HEARING: If you a, not agree with the schOm decision on your applicatior o .at .. . o0 the result of verification, Y -. t may wish to discuss it with . school. You also have the rig la to a fair hearing. REAPPLICATION: y0a may apply for benefits at time during the school you are not now eligible have a decrease in income, become or have an increaSeout in 'oO hold size, fill an applicatl at that time. Write the income under the group it belongs in. Income is all money before taxes or anything else is taken out. SIGNATURE: An adult household member must sign the application. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS: List the social security number of the adult signing the application or the word "none" if the adult does not have a social security number. VERIFICATION: The information on the applica- tion may be verified by school or other officials at any time during the school year. REPORTING CHANGES: If you list inco e information and your child is approved for meal benefits, you must tell the school when your household size decreases or your income increaS" es by more than $50 per month or $600 per yea If you list food stamps case number or TANr number, you must tell the school when you a0 longer receive food stamps or TANF for your child. FOSTER CHILDREN: Your foster child may be eligible for meal benefits regardless of your household income. If you wish to apply for the e' benefits for a foster child, coW Substitute teachers sought Each year the Catholic Schools Office compiles a listing of available teachers who will serve as substitutes. Substitute teachers must have a substitute certificate or license from the state of Indiana to qualify for teaching in diocesan schools. Interested teachers should contact the Catholic Schools Office, 4200 N. Kentucky Ave., Evansville, IN 47711, or phone 424-5536 to obtain a substitute application. Diocesan schools comply with privacy act Catholic schools in the Diocese of. Evansville comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act by releasing certain directory information. Directory information consists of name, address, phone, state and date of birth, major field of study, the participation in officially recognized activities and athletics, weight and height, date of attendance, award(s) received, honor roll and other pertinent information. Parents who object to the release of any of the above infor- mation must write to the principal requesting that their chil- dren not be included in any listing. The written request must be submitted within 15 days of the beginning of school. Catholic schools require immunizations Effective Aug. 1, 1980, Public Law 150, Acts of 1980, amends Indiana Code 20-8, 1-7-10 to require immunization of all chil- dren enrolled in a school. Previously, only those children enrolling for the first time were required to be immunized. Now all children must be immunized, and by state law, chil- dren must furnish written proof of immunization by the first day of school. Catholic schools do not discriminate Catholic schools in the Diocese of Evansville do not dis- criminate on the basis of color, sex, age or location of nation- al origin. Students of other religious faith are welcome to attend Catholic schools. Schools to use new texts Following the annual adoption cycle recommended by the Indiana Department of Education, high school students in the diocese will be using new math books and materials thisfall. A committee will now begin meeting to work on the cur- riculum adoption for the next school year. This process is done during the school year prior to the adoption year. The com- mittee will determine which science and health books and materials will be used in the 1999-2000 school year. In 1989, the diocese started adopting the same texts and materials for all of the schools in each of the curricular areas. This allows for greater consistency in programs offered and an easier transition in the event of a transfer of students from one school to another. In-service opportunities are also much easier to provide for teachers when working with one pub- lishing company. 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