Meal Prices for 2022-2023

  • Free school meals ended with the 2021-2022 school year.  While the federal government funded a program that allowed all students access to free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress recently declined to continue funding this program. This means all families will need to carry a positive balance in their student’s meal account for the 2022-2023 school year if they plan to eat school meals.

    There are important steps you can take today to make sure your students receive the meals they need for the next school year.

    • Deposit money into your student’s meal account.
    • Complete an application for free and reduced meals. Qualified applicants may receive free or reduced-priced meals.
      • If you completed the 2021-2022 application for free and reduced meals before the end of
        this school year and qualify for free or reduced meals, you are given a 30-day grace
        period at the start of the 2022-2023 school year.
      • A new application is needed for each school year. 

    2022-2023 Daily Meal Prices

    Breakfast
    All students: $1.85
    Adults:  $2.00

    Lunch
    Elementary Students: $2.80
    Middle School Students: $2.85
    High School Students: $2.90
    Adults:  $4.15

    Milk:  $.45

A LA CARTE PURCHASES and ADDITIONAL MILK

  • Milk is an a la carte item if purchased separate from a meal. The cost of a milk is $.45 for all students regardless of their eligibility for free or reduced meals. Middle and High School students are offered a variety of  “a la carte” items for breakfast and lunch. These items are available and priced the same for all students. If a student is eligible for free or reduced meals and would like to purchase a la carte items, money may be deposited in their meal account to cover these purchases. A la carte items meet Smart Snack requirements.

Negative Meal Balance

  • The school district will make reasonable efforts to notify families when meal account balances are low.  Additionally, the school district will make reasonable efforts to collect unpaid meal charges classified as delinquent debt. The school district will coordinate communications with families to resolve the matter of unpaid charges. Families will be notified of an outstanding negative balance once the negative balance reaches below zero. Families will be notified by email notices and/or weekly paper notices sent home with students that are sent when balances are $10.00 or below until the meal account receives funds $10.00. Negative balance of more than -$10.00, not paid prior to the end of the school year will be turned over to the superintendent or superintendent’s designee for collection. Options may include: collection agencies, small claims court, or any other legal method permitted by law.

Vending Machines

  • Middle and high school students have options for vending machine purchases, which are a la carte purchases. Prices are posted on the vending machine and cafeterias accordingly. Funds must be in the student's meal account in order to make purchases. The vending machines reflect the guidelines in the Wellness policy 507.9.

Meal Payment System

  • Families can put money in the student meal account by logging into the  PowerSchool parent portal account and go to Purchases and Payments. There are options for families to set-up recurring payments to the meal accounts.