150 Ramsey Rd.
P.O. Box 868
Laytonville, CA 95454
(707) 984-6414, Fax: (707) 984-8223
THE LAYTONVILLE UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD WILL MEET ON June 25, 2020 AT 6:30 VIA ZOOM
Laytonville Unified School District
Free and Reduced Lunch Household Eligibility
The Laytonville Unified School District will continue to provide free and reduced-price school meals this year to students through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Applications for the program will be sent home with the students on the first day of school. Applications are also available at the District office located at 150 Ramsey Road, as well as both school offices.
To apply for free or reduced price meals, an adult in the household must complete and sign an application form and return it to the school. Applications will be accepted at any time during the school year and may be verified by program officials. Household size and income will be used to determine eligibility for free and reduced prices. Households that receive Food Stamp, CalWORKs, Kin-GAP, or FDPIR benefits may not have to complete an Application for Free or Reduced-Price Meals. School officials will determine eligibility for free meals based on documentation obtained directly from the Food Stamp, CalWORKs, Kin-GAP, or FDPIR office that a child is a member of a household currently receiving Food Stamp or FDPIR benefits or an assistance unit receiving CalWORKs or Kin-GAP benefits. School officials will notify households of their eligibility, but those who do not want their child(ren) to receive free meals must contact Jenna Crone, District Administrative Assistant at (707) 984-6414. Food Stamp, CalWORKs, Kin-GAP, and FDPIR households should complete an application if they are not notified of their eligibility by September 2, 2019.
Participants from households with incomes at or below the following levels may be eligible for free and reduced-price meals or free milk.
Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication
Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.
You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.
For additional information, refer to the IRS EITC web page at https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/earned-income-tax-credit or the California EITC Web page at https://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/faq/net/900.shtml.
You can find a Free and Reduced Lunch Application HERE. Please fill out and return to one of the main offices or the Cafeteria.
Laytonville Unified School District is located in a small town in the heart of redwood country approximately 175 miles north of San Francisco. The culture of the community of approximately 2,000 people is enriched by the involvement of many talented local artists and musicians and by the presence of the Cahto Indian Reservation. Overall a pioneer spirit pervades the community and independent pride asserts itself in the personality of the local population. Many families have lived in Laytonville for generations and many others came with the back-to-the land movement in the mid 1970’s.
The district includes 6 schools and serves students in grades K-12. The schools include a K-8 school in town; a comprehensive high school; a community day school; a continuation high school and two one-room schoolhouses, one in the town of Branscomb and the other on Spy Rock. In addition to the K-12 programs there is a state preschool program located on the elementary school campus. The schools serve as the hub of community activity and a great source of pride.
Laytonville Unified School District facilitates a culture of high academic standards and an atmosphere of caring and respect between adults and students. The district prides itself in holding high standards for its students to prepare them for post-secondary success. The school staff has an intimate knowledge of students and their families allowing for a collaborative effort in increasing student achievement. The teaching staff is fully credentialed and are highly educated experts in their fields who share their passion for their subject by creating standards based curriculum that often involves the community.
The Importance of Being Involved in Your Child's Education
Did you know you are the key to your childs success in education? Our goal and yours is always the good of the student so working together can only mean a well rounded secure student with many resources.
The way to show your child that their education is important is to show an interest in their education. Whether the student is in kindergarten or a senior in high school there are many ways to show interest.
Ways to Get Involved
District Advisory Committee (DAC)
Fundraisers: chaperoning, organizing, coordinating and involving other parents in these activities
Volunteering in classrooms
Parents, we always appreciate the little things you can do to help with your child's success in their education!