School and Community Resources

Lakeville Area Schools is dedicated to ensuring that all of our students and families have access to the resources and support they need throughout this pandemic and beyond. When needed, students will be promptly connected to support services (counselors, psychologists, social workers) within the school building, as well as school success liaisons. Our dedicated community-based partners are also here to provide additional support for students and families who may be in need.

Educational benefits include more than just free/reduced-price meals! Qualifying families may receive the following benefits:
  • Free/reduced ACT/SAT/AP fees,
  • Free/reduced transportation fees,
  • Free/reduced activities fees,
  • Free/reduced-price internet access,
  • Discounted college application fees,
  • Free meals at the beginning of next school year
  • And more!
While all students in our district are currently eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch through the 2020-21 school year due to an extension of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s free meals program, this funding is not guaranteed long-term, which is why it’s important families apply for these educational benefits now. There are three easy ways to apply:
  • Apply online at bit.ly/194EdBenefits
  • Complete the form and take a photo or scan the completed application and email it to julie.wharton@isd194.org.
  • Complete the form and mail it or drop off at the District Office: 17630 Juniper Path, Suite A, Lakeville, MN 55044.
We’re here to help! Please call 952-232-2061 if you need assistance filling out the application. Language Assistance:
  • Spanish Form
  • If you would like to talk about this document with someone who speaks Spanish please call 952-232-3076. Si desea hablar sobre este documento con alguien que hable español llame a 952-232-3076.

School meals: Thanks to funding from the USDA, school meals remain free through the rest of the 2020-21 school year for all students, regardless of the learning model your child is currently in. 

Pandemic-EBT Benefits for Families: Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals may be eligible for Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to purchase food for days they are not in the school building. To be considered, households must submit an application for free or reduced-price meals for the 2020-21 school year or be approved for Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Families who received P-EBT benefits last summer are not automatically eligible; eligibility is based on the current school year. Benefits may be retroactive to September 2020, depending on when eligibility for free or reduced-price meals is determined. To ensure you qualify for the most benefits, please submit your application as soon as possible.

Contact the Open Door Pantry to make an appointment to pick up food at a location that is convenient for you. 

Find a food shelf in your area with 360 Communities Network of food shelves.

Dakota County residents may call the Housing Crisis Line at 651-554-5751 if they need emergency shelter or Information on community housing resources and referrals.

Scott County residents may call CAP Agency, (952) 496-2125 if they need community housing resources and referrals

If your family is experiencing homelessness, including living with another family or in a temporary living facility due to loss of housing or financial hardship, please call 952-232-2072 or email megan.reikowski@isd194.org

Lakeville Area Schools has Student Support Services staff in every building that provides confidential support for students with mental, chemical or behavioral health concerns, student engagement, and attendance. If you are concerned about your child, please fill out this form, contact your child’s school, or contact Lisa Holien, Student Services Coordinator, at 952-232-3770 or lisa.holien@isd194.org. Additionally, Lakeville Area Schools offers referrals for school-based mental health therapy services for students based on identified needs and availability. 

In case of a mental health emergency, Dakota County residents should call Dakota County Crisis Response at 952-892-7171. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Scott County residents should call Mental Health Center Intake at 952-496-8481 during regular business hours.

Contact our Equity Services Staff if you need language support or would like a School Success Liaison to assist you in connecting with district or community supports listed on this page.

Lakeville Area Schools has a limited number of wif-fi hotspots which will be provided for free and prioritized for families who qualify for educational benefits. If you need a reliable internet connection and you qualify for educational benefits (free and reduced price meals) please fill out this form

Families who do not qualify for free internet through the district can still receive assistance in applying for low-cost Internet solutions through Internet Service Providers.

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