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Application for Educational Benefits

Application for Educational Benefits

ALL families with children enrolled in the district should complete an Application for Educational Benefits each year.

The Application for Educational Benefits can be completed at SchoolCafé.com.
  1. Visit SchoolCafé.com and login with your username and password.
  2. Click on Eligibility Benefits, then click on Apply.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete your online application.

An eligibility notice letter will arrive in the mail within 10 business days.

Paper applications and letters will be sent out in the mail.
This is essential because it determines the school’s level of State (Compensatory Education or CompEd) and Federal (Title I) dollars that are allocated to each school to support students who need additional resources. These funding sources generate approximately $57 Million (CompEd) and $23 Million (Title I) for the district each year.
  • Family Engagement
  • CPEO – Connecting Parents to Educational Opportunities
  • Early Child Hood: Hi-5, three school
  • Professional Development
  • Direct Instructional Services
  • Remedial Instruction Services: Reading, language arts, mathematics, study skills
  • Additional teachers and teacher aides
  • Lower instructor to learner Ratios
  • Out of School Time Programming
  • Instructional Materials, Digital Learning
  • Truancy Reduction Programs
  • Bilingual and bicultural programs
  • All Day Kindergarten
If you still have further questions, please visit our Application & Payments FAQ.
For more information regarding student meal applications, visit the Minnesota Department of Education.