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Wellness Policies

ELEMENTARY

MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

MEAL PRICES

Meals are to be paid for in advance. You may check your child's balance at any time by logging into PowerSchool.

Student Meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year:

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

K-5

$2.00

$2.90

6-12

$2.00

$3.15

REDUCED

$0.30

$0.40

FREE + REDUCES

MEAL CHARGES

It is the District’s intent to ensure all students have access to healthy and nutritious food regardless of income levels. The District acknowledges that at times there may be financial barriers that prevent families from being able to pay for meals in a timely manner. As a result, the District has established the following framework to outline its procedures for the management of food service meal charges.

Obtaining Financial Assistance
Families in financial need will be provided an application to determine eligibility for the free and reduced meal program. Applications are available HERE.
You may also visit our Family Resources Page for a list of community resources to help in your time of need.

Lunch Charges
Students will be allowed to charge foodservice costs to their student account for reimbursable breakfast and lunch meals only. Parents/Guardians are responsible for paying all meal charges on the student's account. The District does not permit students to charge any amounts for extra milk.

Employees/Contracted Staff are not permitted under any circumstances to charge meals or other items over $20.00 to their account.

Communication
The District will send weekly notifications through BrightArrow to all families via email when their balances become negative, or for outstanding fees owed. The District will also send an automated call out to families on a bi-weekly basis informing them of negative balances.
Alternatively, families receive low-balance alert notifications through their family access account. You may opt-out of this option by logging into your PowerSchool account. This low balance alert sends an email to the main family contact when the student balance falls below $0.00. Families have the ability to pay their foodservice charges online through our Payment Portal.

Collections Process
Returned payments will be removed from the available food service balances for affected students. Families with more than $25.00 in total outstanding fines and fees will be subject to the District’s collections process. The district will send written notices at 30 days, 60 days, and 90 days past due. The final notice will include a communication that the charges will be sent to the District’s collections agency if payment arrangements are not made prior to 120 days past due.

Families can contact the office to make payment arrangements for outstanding student fees or outstanding food service charges. When setting up payment plans, the District will consider the family's available resources, and the amount of the outstanding debt to determine the payment levels and time period for which payments are to be due.

Remaining Food Service Balance
Upon withdrawal from the district, amounts remaining on account for students over $5.00 will be automatically refunded to the family. Prior to refunding any credit balances owed, we will check to ensure no other household family member has any negative balances within food service. We will also check to ensure no outstanding student fees are still owed by the student. If fees still owing, the food service refund will be applied to outstanding fees, and any remaining balance will be refunded to the primary guardian on record.

For any amounts remaining under $5.00, the district will remit funds directly to the StuCo fund, unless a parent specifically requests to receive a refund.

All families leaving the district will have an option to donate residual food service balances to a building lunch buddy fund. This fund will be administered by the Food Services Director and Building Administrator (or approved designee).

In accordance with Federal Civil Rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Civil Rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior credible activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g , Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.