Calvert County Public Schools Supports Families During the Government Shutdown

January 11, 2019

Calvert County families that have lost income due to the government shutdown may immediately apply for their children to receive free or reduced-price meals (FARMs). Families that would not ordinarily qualify for the FARMs program could be eligible for the remainder of the school year because of the current loss of income.

Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “We want to be sure our children, who are directly affected by this shutdown, have everything they need to be successful.”

The application for the FARMs program is available on the Child Nutrition Program Information page on the school system website. Copies are also available in each school. Parents and guardians need only submit one application per household.

Completed applications may be returned to your child’s school or dropped off at the Brooks Administration Building, located at 1305 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Contact the Child Nutrition Office at 443-550-8680 with any questions.

In addition, staff members in the Department of Student Services, including school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers, are prepared and available to assist students who may be experiencing anxiety due to their family’s current situation. Parents and guardians are encouraged to contact their child’s school for further information.

4 Responses to Calvert County Public Schools Supports Families During the Government Shutdown

  1. Anonymous on January 11, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Just what we need. More handouts from MY taxes

    • Glad to Help on January 11, 2019 at 5:36 pm

      There are people living paycheck to paycheck, who are now not getting anything at all. So I don’t mind tax dollars going to those families (which is tax dollars they’ve already paid into the system). It’s better than funding a wall to glorify the tantrum throwing president. I’m a government employee, who’s currently working and not getting paid. From your statement, you’re not a government employee that is affected by the shutdown. But if you or other family members were, would you feel the same heat that others are feeling not receiving a check? If you’re ever in a binding situation, I hope there will be enough tax dollars for you to get a handout and a hand to pull you up until you recover.

      • Anonymous on January 12, 2019 at 4:05 pm

        Blah blah blah… you will be getting a check for not working… Will you be paying it back… Oh never mind your a democratic

  2. Anon on January 15, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Understand that not everyone gets backpay. Only govt employees do. The govt contractors that are furloughed do not get back pay. So remember that when you gripe about helping people.