THE FACTS ABOUT SCHOOL LUNCHES
Q: WHAT’S THE COST OF HIGH SCHOOL LUNCHES THIS YEAR?
$2.60 or $3.60(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 $2.60 (Grill $3.60). 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 $2.60 (Grill $3.60), 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 Grill meal is considered a reimbursable meal and can be purchased for $3.60. 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, and the daily offerings of fruit / vegetables and milk.Q: WHAT DOES “REIMBURSABLE” MEAN?
Each student is allowed to receive one meal at the regular rate ($2.60 for regular meal, $3.60 for 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 $3.00, or $4.00 for a second 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. 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?
Effective Jan 20, 2015, the Board revised its charge policy to allow middle and high school students to charge up to 1 lunch meal. This charge allowance does not cover the high school upscale grill meal option nor any a la carte purchases. Students who have unpaid meal charges need to repay the meal charge before purchasing a la carte food items. Students who exceed the charge limit without sufficient funds to cover a lunch meal purchase, will be offered an alternative snack of a cheese sandwich and milk or juice. To prevent your child from being offered the courtesy snack, please provide money for your student's meals each day or prepay for meals in advance. School cafeterias make every effort to inform students when funds are low.
Q: WHAT ABOUT BREAKFAST?
The cost is only $1.60, 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.