FPS aims to help those affected by the government shutdown

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live)- Fargo Public Schools is trying to help families that might be financially impacted by the government shutdown.

In a post on the school’s website, it reminds parents that applications to receive free or reduced price meals may be submitted anytime throughout the year. On top of that, households previously denied benefits may reapply whenever a change has occurred in household income or composition.

A spokesperson with the school district says, households financially impacted by the current government shutdown may apply for free or reduced price meals using current income data which reflects any loss of income to the household.

If a household is approved for meal payment benefits, the benefits apply to the remainder of the current school year and extend into the first 30 days into the following school year.