Families in the can now apply online for free or reduced-price meals for their eligible students for the 2011-2012 school year.
Parents and guardians are encouraged by the District 279 to apply online at www.district279.org.
"Applying online also reduces application errors and helps ensure a faster response time. Eligible applications can also help schools receive education funds and discounts," the district said in a press release.
Hard copy applications are available at every school in the Osseo School District or by calling 763-391-7129.
Information provided on the application is protected private data, according to the district. Any family with a student(s) in the Osseo School District are able to apply to determine if they may be eligible for educational benefits such as free or reduced-price meals for students.
The Osseo School District is the fifth-largest school system in Minnesota and serves all or parts of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Corcoran, Dayton, Hassan, Maple Grove, Osseo, and Plymouth.