William A. Kirlew Junior Academy

Announces its policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals for students under the



Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting.


Sandra Pharaoh,, (305) 474 4760

Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility.  An application can not be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information. Once approved, meal benefits are good for an entire year. You need not notify the organization of changes in income and household size.

Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians.  To apply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals, households must complete the application and return it to the school.  Additional copies are available at the principal’s office in each school.  The information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.

Households that receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are required to list on the application only the child’s name, SNAP/TANF case number, and signature of adult household member.

Foster children will receive free benefits regardless of the child’s personal income or the income of the household.

Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact the  district liaison Sandra Pharaoh,, (305) 474 4760

 For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service members on their application.  Report only that portion of the deployed service member’s income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income.

All other households must provide the following information listed on the application:

  • Total household income listed by gross amount received, type of income (e.g., wages, child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household member;
  • Names of all household members – check the “no income” box if applicable; if household member is a child, list school name for each;
  • Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is correct; and
  • Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word “NONE” for this household member if he or she does not have a social security number.


If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school should be contacted.  Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should also contact the school.

Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced-Price meal policy, Dr. Valrey Francis will review applications and determine eligibility.  If a parent or guardian is dissatisfied with the ruling of the official, he or she may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis.  If the parent wishes to make a formal appeal, he or she may make a request either orally or in writing to Margie Webb, 954-609-1777

Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application may be used by the school system in determining eligibility for other educational programs.




Effective from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024




Annual Monthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly
1 18,954 1,580 790 729 365
2 25,636 2,137 1,069 986 493
3 32,318 2,694 1,347 1,243 622
4 39,000 3,250 1,625 1,500 750
5 45,682 3,807 1,904 1,757 879
6 52,364 4,364 2,182 2,014 1,007
7 59,046 4,921 2,461 2,271 1,136
8 66,728 5,478 2,739 2,528 1,264
For each additional family member, add


+6,682 +557 +279 +257 +129




Annual Monthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly
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
For each additional family member, add


+9,509 +793 +397 +366 +183


To determine annual income:

  • If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross income by 52.
  • If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply the total gross income by 26.
  • If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross income by 24.
  • If you receive the income monthly, multiply the total gross income by 12.

Remember:  The total income before taxes, social security, health benefits, union dues, or other deductions must be reported.

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, 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:, 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:


U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or


(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or


*Meals served at this school are available at no cost regardless of the eligibility determination.*

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.