Meal prices for the 2018-2019 school year are shown in this chart.
Milk is included in the meal price. The monthly cost is based on 20 days per month; yearly cost is based on 170 days. Extra milk may be purchased for $0.50 per half pint. Prices are subject to change, per school board approval and state and federal regulations. Due to state legislation, students who qualify for reduced price meals receive free breakfast and lunch and all kindergarten students qualify for free breakfasts. Federal regulations require meals to be priced as a complete unit and students must pay the full price even when they choose the minimum of foods offered. In addition, if students take less than the required number of items, they will not receive the meal price, but will be charged individually (a la carte) for each item. Food and Nutrition Services is a self-supporting department and their budget is separate from the general fund. Any revenue generated covers the cost of food, equipment and labor to produce and serve the meals. No funds are received from city or state taxes or from the funds used to educate students.
A La Carte Foods and Prices
A la carte foods and beverages, which means a single food or beverage item, are available for purchase. Prices and selection of items vary throughout the year and are posted in the school kitchen and on the website. Meal accounts must contain the amount needed to cover the cost of a la carte purchases.
Students may purchase a la carte items using his/her pre-paid meal account, unless a parent/guardian completes the A La Carte Purchase Limit Reqeust form and submits this to the district Food and Nutrition Services office. We encourage parents to discuss with students, what is allowed or not allowed to purchase using their meal account. Limits on accounts are discouraged as they cause delays during serving times. Purchases cannot be denied if student use cash to make purchases.