Free and Reduced Application 2023

Free and Reduced Meals for the 2023-2024 School Year
Posted on 07/03/2023

Get ready for 2023! Once again this school year, Xenia Community School District will participate in Ohio's National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) in our cafeterias.

By participating in CEP, all of our K-8th grade students (ONLY) will continue to receive a free breakfast and lunch meal daily without additional paperwork. As always, all a la carte options (including the purchase of a 2nd meal) are still available for purchase. In fact, now is a good time to take advantage of putting money on your student’s lunch account so they don't worry about having cash available to make any a la carte purchases. 

K-8 students enjoying meals through CEP who may also qualify for a fee waiver, based on need, would need to fill out additional paperwork:

  • If you have both K-8 and high school students within your home, you would need to fill out an online free/reduced application to see if all the students in the home qualify for a fee waiver and/or meal benefits. The online free/reduced application can be found at after July 1.
  • If you have only K-8 students within your home, you may fill out the Household Income Survey form to see if you are eligible for a fee waiver. This form can be obtained on the district's website under Student Nutrition Services, by coming into any office of our K-8 buildings, or by requesting a copy via email to [email protected] 
Both the Household Income Survey and the online Free/Reduced Application are available after July 1, 2023. If you choose to download the Household Survey, you must print, complete, and return it.

Don't forget! Families must fill out a new Household Survey form or a new online application each and every year to qualify.
Even if you qualified the year before, the paperwork will be processed each fall to ensure that meal benefits (grades 9-12) and/or a fee waiver benefit (K-12) can be continued.

Unfortunately, due to state guidelines, Xenia High School does not qualify for the CEP program, and will be exclusively participating in the NSLP. Families of students in grades 9-12 must complete an online free/reduced application that will determine eligibility for: 1) any free or reduced cost meal benefits, as well as 2) a school fee waiver.

The online free/reduced application is available through after July 1, 2023. If you do not already have a PaySchools Central account, you may need to register an account before processing the application.  

If you have any questions or need assistance, contact our Student Nutrition Office at 937-562-9019 or by email at [email protected].