One of the most important actions you can take to help your children and help the educational programs at Kester Elementary is to submit an LAUSD Meal Application at the start of school each year.
More than 50% of Kester students qualify for free or reduced-price meals, but we don't receive the resulting funding unless we can show it.
We don't know in advance what formula the school district will use to determine eligibility, so ALL Kester families should submit a meal application, no matter what their family income is.
2020-2021 Meal Applications
Submit applications after July 1, 2020
Where the site asks for the Zip Code, enter 91411.
Applications are still accepted after the deadline but won't count toward our Title I Eligibility.
More information about the Meal Application
HOW TO APPLY
The application process is simple. Either apply by mail or apply online.
Apply by mail: You should have already received a Meal Application in the mail. If you did, fill it out and mail it in. If you lost it or threw it out without applying, get another form from the Main Office. Fill it out and mail it in.
Apply online: Go to My School Apps and enter Zip Code 91411.
WE DEPEND ON MEAL APPLICATIONS FOR TITLE I FUNDING!
In 2015, Kester lost lost it's funding, even though we had enough eligible families. That's because we stopped reminding families to submit Meal Applications after we thought we had enough qualifying families on the record. That was a $200,000 funding loss for that year.
If every Kester family had submitted a Meal Application in 2015-2016 then we would have met the requirements and retained our Title I funding. Please submit a Meal Application each year and help us get our fair share of Title I federal funding!