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Breakfast/Lunch Charge Policy for 2023-2024

The district-wide cost for a regular breakfast is $1.75 for students and $0.30 for those paying the reduced-price. The cost of a lunch is $3.00 for grades PreK-5th and $3.25 for grades 6-12. The reduced-price lunch for all grades is $0.40 and milk is $0.50. Students who qualify for “free” receive both breakfast and lunch at no cost. If a student is not to receive breakfast, please notify the cashier of this request in writing or email Bev Wasserbeck @ [email protected].

In order to qualify for free and reduced-price meals for the 2023-2024 school year families must complete a Free and Reduced-Price Meals application. You will need to fill out the online application at www.payschoolscentral.com. An account will need to be set up to use this website. You can request a paper copy by emailing [email protected] or requesting a copy from the school office. Students will not be personally identified as free or reduced-price when going through the meal line as the process is discreet. If there is a change in financial status during the year, please do not hesitate to fill out an application; a change in status application can be completed at any time.

Those who already qualify for free and reduced-price meals will receive a letter prior to the start of the school year. If a letter is not received, an application must be completed by September 29, 2023 to continue the qualification for free and reduced-priced breakfast/lunch beyond that date.

If a charge is made on an account due to inadequate funds, the parent/guardian is responsible for payment. Payment can be made by cash, check, or online at www.payschoolscentral.com. If paying by check or cash, please send it in a sealed envelope with the student's name and student ID number to avoid confusion. This website is a great tracking tool to monitor account balances and purchases, even if not paying online.

A la carte items will be charged full price despite free/reduced qualification. Student accounts have the ability to have charge limits set. Please be sure to contact the school by phone or in writing with specific requests or email [email protected].

If a student charges more than $10.00 to an account, a letter will be sent to the parent/guardian requesting immediate payment and an alternate lunch will be provided. Students are not permitted to purchase extras or a la carte items if they have accrued a negative balance at any time, even if they have cash in hand. Any extra money given to the cashier will be applied to negative balances. No account charges are permitted the final two weeks of school. At the end of each semester delinquent accounts greater than $10.00 will be applied to the student’s school fees which must be paid in full in order to fulfill all graduation activities. If the parent/guardian is unable to make an account current, please consider having your student pack his/her breakfast and or lunch to avoid additional charges.

If you have any questions about the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application or about your student’s account contact Beverly Wasserbeck, Food Service Director at 740-943-1604 or email at [email protected].

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