School Meal Information
 
STUDENT AND ADULT MEAL PRICES:
ElementaryMiddle/HighReduced PriceAdults & 2nd Meal
Breakfast$1.00 $1.25$0.30$1.50
Lunch $1.90 $2.15$0.40$2.90
                                                             
MEAL ACCOUNTS & LUNCH NUMBERS - Lunch numbers will be assigned to all new student(s) within the first 3 days of attendance at any Lake County school site. Student(s) will keep their number until they graduate or move out of the Lake County School District and will use it to access their meal account. All student(s) must use the meal account to purchase meals regardless if they are free, reduced or paid student(s). These accounts track all prepayments and purchases.
 
PRE-PAYMENTS - School meals can be pre-paid at any time during the school year. We accept cash or checks at the school cafeteria. (Check Acceptance Agreement and Returned Check Procedures). The pre-payment will be placed in an account for your student(s) that will track their purchases and pre-payments.  Student(s) can access their account by using their lunch number at the register to receive meals. When sending in a pre-payment, you must supply the student's student ID (located on report cards) number in order to credit the correct account. 
 
ONLINE MEAL PRE-PAYMENTS - We currently provide https://www.myschoolbucks.com as an online payment web site for Lake County Schools.  Please select the Online Meal Pre-Payment link on the left for more information and meal account refund requests.
 
MEAL CREDITS - The Lake County School Food Services Department cannot lend money or give credit to any student(s) for breakfast or lunch, per Lake County School Board policy number 8.411. However, any student(s) that is without money may receive a peanut butter jelly sandwich, vegetable, fruit and milk for a limited time (a cheese sandwich will be made available for student(s) with a peanut allergy).
 
FREE & REDUCED MEAL BENEFITS - Paper applications for Free & Reduced meals benefits and a return address envelope will be mailed home prior to school starting and will be available at each school site and the Lake County Schools Food Services Department. On-line applications will be available after August 2016 follow the Online Meal Applications link to the left. A new application is required each school year unless you receive a letter stating otherwise. Only one application is needed for all student(s) in a household Applications may be sent to the student(s) school or mailed to the Food Services Department. Applications are accepted throughout the entire school year.
 
Parents/Guardians will be mailed a notification letter of approval or denial of the meal application. 
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All meal applications approved in Lake County Schools during the last school year will expire on September 21, 2016. Students will continue to receive last years meal benefits for the first 30 calendar days, (if prior year application was approved in Lake County). 
 
Student(s) receiving last years status will be required to pay for all meals after September 21, 2016 if a new meal application for the 2016-2017 school year has not been approved.

FOOD ALLERGIES - Notify the school office/nurse and the cafeteria manager at your school site of any student(s) FOOD ALLERGIES.  Any allergies or special needs requiring substitutions to the regular school meal will require a physicians’ statement.  

ALA CART ITEMS - Many of our schools provide extra Ala Cart items such as ice cream, baked chips and many specialty items.  These items range in price from $.25 to $2.50 and are not included in the free & reduced price program.  If Parents/Guardians do not wish to allow their student(s) to purchase these items from their meal account, they may contact their student’s cafeteria manager.

MENUS - Breakfast and Lunch Menus will be provided to all elementary school student(s) on a monthly basis. All menus are available on the MENUS link to the left. 

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


mail:     U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
            1400 Independence Avenue, SW
            Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

fax:     (202) 690-7442; or

email:  program.intake@usda.gov.


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