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THE FACTS ABOUT SCHOOL LUNCHES

 

Q:  WHAT’S THE COST OF HIGH SCHOOL LUNCHES THIS YEAR?

$2.35 or $3.35(grill)

 

Q:  WHAT DOES THE STUDENT GET FOR THIS PRICE?

If the student gets at least three, but up to five available meal components the meal is considered reimbursable and will only cost $2.35 (Grill $3.35). The meal components include: one entrée, a bread serving (sometimes considered the breading on an item) two different fruits or vegetables, and milk. If the student decides to take all five components, it still only costs $2.35 (Grill $3.35), and is generally very filling and satisfying. All meals must meet reimbursement requirements, before they can be purchased.

 

Q:  WHAT ABOUT THE GRILL? WHAT IS IT?

Hurray!! For this year the Super Grill is considered a reimbursable meal and can be purchased for $3.35. The nutritional content was analyzed and approved for government standards for the five components listed above. The meal will include a large hamburger or chicken sandwich, a large order of fries, a vegetable (usually lettuce, tomato and pickle), and one milk. 
 
Q:  WHAT DOES “REIMBURSABLE” MEAN?

Each student is allowed to receive one meal at the regular rate ($2.325 for regular meal, $3.35 for Super Grill) because schools receive some funding from the government to help cover the cost of these student lunches, so the lunch is considered “reimbursable”. A second lunch will cost $2.75, or $3.75 for a second Super Grill, because the government will only offer reimbursement for one meal per student. All other purchases will be considered “a la carte” and will be charged at the adult price.

 

Q:  DOES THE GOVERNMENT OFFER ANY OTHER ASSISTANCE TO HELP COVER MEAL COST FOR THE STUDENT?

Yes, the Government offers a program that allows the student to obtain lunches for free or at a reduced cost depending on family income. Forms for this program can be obtained in the school office or from the cafeteria manager or online. Only one form needs to be filled out per family for all of their children and can be turned in at any school. All information is strictly confidential and never revealed by any cashier. All of the meal lines are included in this program, but the student must remember to pick up at least three but not more than five of the meal components. Any additional components or purchases will be charged extra.

 

Q:  SPEAKING OF CHARGES, CAN MY CHILD CHARGE IF HE OR SHE DOESN’T HAVE ANY MONEY?

No, there is a no-charge policy for high school students. The best advice we have for this policy is to have the student bring a check at regular intervals--weekly, monthly, or even quarterly, and the amount will be added to their account. We also have the option to pay online at  www.mylunchmoney.com please allow up to 48 hrs for the online payment to be posted to there account. There account number is their student ID number. The cashier notifies the student when their account is low on cash.

 
Q:  WHAT ABOUT BREAKFAST?

The cost is only $1.45, and will consist of meat biscuits or cereal, juice or fresh fruit & milk .We strongly feel this is an important criteria for busy high school students. Breakfast is served from 7:40am until 8:15am, and is an important start to each day.

 
 
 
Last Modified on May 1, 2013