Meal Prices & Practices

In order to provide maximum learning, a nutritious food service program will be provided that accords with all state and federal requirements.

  • All buildings will provide breakfast and lunch meal services.
  • Students may bring their own lunches to school and purchase milk.
  • Students with special dietary needs may have an altered menu after the parent turns in a special dietary request form to the child’s school. A physician must complete the form on behalf of the student.
  • Lunch count and attendance are taken in the morning. If your child will be coming to school later in the morning and intends to eat hot lunch, the school must be notified by 9:00 a.m. in order to have an accurate count.

Meal Prices Are:

2022-2023 Elementary School Middle School High School
Full-Priced Breakfast $2.05 $2.20 $2.25
Reduced-Price Breakfast $0.30 $0.30 $0.30
Full-Price Lunch $3.05 $3.40 $3.50
Reduced-Price Lunch $0.40 $0.40 $0.40
Milk $0.50 $0.50 $0.50

Parents are able to go add money to their child’s account and view purchases via My School Bucks. A phone call will be made on Monday evenings to notify parents and guardians when their child’s account balance has reached a low or negative balance. An email will also be sent. In addition, students will be notified in the payment line. An elementary account can go as far negative as $15.30, a middle school account can go as far negative as $16.80, and a high school account can go as far negative as $17.25.

Once an account reaches the negative status, the student can select an alternate meal of either a peanut butter or cheese sandwich, fruit or vegetable, and milk. Students in middle and high school are not allowed to charge ala carte items once their account is negative. Students who qualify for free meals shall never be denied a reimbursable meal, even if they have accrued a negative balance from previous purchases.

Free and Reduced Meal Prices

Families who earn less than 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free meals and those with incomes between 130 and 185 percent of the poverty level qualify for reduced-price meals. The prices for a paid breakfast and lunch are approved by the Board of Education and the price of a reduced-price meal is established by the federal government.

To determine your eligibility for free or reduced-price meals, please read the guidelines and complete the online application. For more information about the application process, call 712-279-6860.

For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website or review the public release of guidelines from the USDA.