2023-2024 Income Eligibility Guidelines

Household Size



Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks


1 $26,973 $2,248 $1,124 $1,038 $519
2 $36,482 $3,041 $1,521 $1,404 $702
3 $45,991 $3,833 $1,917 $1,769 $885
4 $55,500 $4,625 $2,313 $2,135 $1,068
5 $65,009 $5,418 $2,709 $2,501 $1,251
6 $74,518 $6,210 $3,105 $2,867 $1,434
7 $84,027 $7,003 $3,502 $3,232 $1,616
8 $93,536 $7,795 $3,898 $3,598 $1,799
Each additional person add $9,509 $793 $397 $366 $183

How to apply: To apply for free and reduced price meals for your children, you can file an application online at www.myschoolapps.com or complete a paper application, sign your name and return it. All information is strictly confidential. Call 845-744-2031 ext. 2809 if you need help. If using a paper application, please use one of the following options listed below to return it:

  1. Send in with your child (Attention School Nutrition Dept.)
  2. Fax to (845) 744-8795 (confidential fax)
  3. Email to lyn.prestia@pinebushschools.org
  4. Mail to PBCSD, PO Box 700, Pine Bush, NY 12566

Applications are available in English  and Spanish.  An application can be provided upon request at (845) 744-2031 ext. 2809 or by emailing lyn.prestia@pinebushschools.org.

It’s important to apply

The annual meal application form is one direct measure for Title 1 funding. We ask that all Pine Bush families whose children are not directly certified and have not completed this year’s application, to take a few minutes and complete the process at the  www.myschoolapps.com website, even if you are not receiving meals.

The purpose of this funding is to provide all children the significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable and high-quality education. 

If the application is approved, families may also realize a potential reduction of expenses related to Advance Placement classes, standardized test fees and before- and aftercare school costs.

When your children participate in school meals, you are also providing financial support to our School Nutrition Department, which allows us to continue feeding students, purchasing food and supporting staff wages.

Reapplication: You may apply for benefits any time during the school year. Also, if you are not eligible now but during the school year become unemployed, have a decrease in household income or an increase in family size, you may request and complete an application at that time.

Income Exclusions: The value of any childcare provided or arranged, or any amount received as payment for such childcare or reimbursement for costs incurred for such care under the Child Care Development (Block Grant) Fund should not be considered as income for this program.


Nondiscrimination Statement:

This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3. email: program.intake@usda.gov
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Brian Dunn
Superintendent of Schools
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