School boards in the Greater New Milford area have announced their policy for determining eligibility of children who may receive free or reduced price meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

School officials have adopted the United States Department of Agriculture's Income Eligibility Guidelines following family size and income criteria for determining eligibility:

Free meals

Number in family, 1; annual gross income, $15,171; monthly gross income, $1,265; twice per month income, $633; every two weeks gross income, $584; weekly gross income, $292.

Number in family, 2; annual gross income, $20,449; monthly gross income, $1,705; twice per month, $853; every two weeks, $787; weekly gross income, $394.

For each additional family member, add $5,278 to determine annual gross income; add $440 to determine monthly gross income; add $220 to determine twice per month income; add $203 to determine every two weeks gross income; and add $102 to determine weekly gross income.

Reduced price meals

Number in family, 1; annual gross income, $21,590; monthly gross income, $1,800; $900 for twice per month; $831 for every two weeks gross income; and weekly gross income, $416.

Number in family, 2; annual gross income, $29,101; monthly gross income, $2,426; twice per month, $1,213; every two weeks gross income, $1,120; weekly gross income, $560.

For each additional family member, add $7,511 to determine annual gross income; add $626 to determine monthly gross; add $313 to determine twice per month income; add $289 for every two weeks gross income; and add $145 to determine weekly gross income.

For more information or to obtain an application for the new school year, call the appropriate school district.