We have received the following news from ISBE today regarding extra funding in the form of EBT benefits. These benefits will be distributed to our students who qualify for either free or reduced-price meals. (see below)
ISBE is working with the Illinois Department of Human Services to implement the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) that will provide extra funding to families who have children who qualify for free or reduced-priced meals. In order to approve these benefits for families, IDHS needs our help to verify which children qualify to receive free and reduced-price meals. Some families' circumstances may have changed since the COVID-19 crisis began, so we want to ensure that the Student Information System (SIS) accurately reflects all children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals.
ISBE will finalize these numbers next Friday, April 17, 2020. Realizing that this pandemic has greatly and quickly impacted many families economically, we would like Bunker Hill families to feel encouraged to re-apply for free and/or reduced meal benefits, especially if your economic situation has changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. There are three ways to do this:
1) Log in to TeacherEase and click “Miscellaneous” from the top menu, and then proceed to click “Free & Reduced Application” to apply online.
2) Print out the PDF version of the application Click Here for Application and return to Bethany Spickerman at the Administration Office via email at email@example.com or mail to: 504 E. Warren Street, Bunker Hill, Illinois 62014
3) Call Bethany Spickerman, District Executive Secretary at (618) 585-3116 for other assistance
If you need anything during this time of crisis, please know that our district is ready and willing to help. Thanks, and take great care,