Free and Reduced Lunch Online Application

Parents of ALL students attending Brookwood School, Westwood School, and Dalton High School need to complete a free and reduced lunch application this year. 

Click on the links below to complete the application. 

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Myths & Facts

MYTH: School districts could pay for all school lunches, but they're just choosing not to pay for them

FACT: School districts can't use taxpayer funding to pay for school lunches. School nutrition funding is provided by the sale of school meals and federal funds.

MYTH: Dalton Public Schools has paid for school lunches for two years, and decided to stop for no reason.

FACT: The federal government provided a waiver that allowed all students to eat for free during the COVID-19 pandemic, and decided not to renew that waiver for this school year. 

MYTH: If you don't qualify for free and reduced lunch, completing the application is a waste of time. 

FACT: Free and reduced lunch applications impact federal funding for a lot of important programs including family engagement activities, additional staff members, tutoring programs, SAT/ACT exam fees and more.

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