Not too Late to Apply for Free, Reduced Meals

A graphic for the free and reduced-meals program.

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio (11/30/23)--We are working to qualify for additional Federal Funding. Did you know the district's Federal Funds are directly connected to the Free and Reduced-Lunch application you are asked to complete at the beginning of each year?

Many people choose not to complete this application because they do not need assistance with lunch costs but that could be taking away a significant amount of money from the district.  

We ask that you please complete the forms today even if you do not need or want to use the assistance.

Completion of this application could help the district qualify for additional Federal funding and grant money that can be used to benefit all students in the district. 

The information shared in the application is completely confidential. 

The process is easy.

  • Log into the Pay Schools account to complete the application. 
  • The student ID that is requested is the same as the lunch code.
    • If you do not have a code, please contact Ora Flickinger using the information below.
  • All information is 100% confidential and is not shared. 

Additional Benefits

  1. Hillsdale students who are free- or reduced-meal-eligible qualify to have their student class fees waived.

  2. You may qualify for reduced registration fees for SAT and/or ACT tests.

  3. You may qualify your family for discounted rates on home internet service through the federal Affordable Connectivity Program.

  4. Additional funding for state and federal programs and services in our district.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Ora Flickinger at or 419-368-8519.

Locating the Free and Reduced-Meal Application

On the right-hand side of the screen in the white section, there is a section three-quarters of the way down the column labeled "School District." Under that is the Free and Reduced-Lunch Application.