Message from Child Nutrition

Dear Families:

There have been a few changes this year to the federal and state regulations that impact our student meal program.

The federal support that funded meals for all students has expired and we have returned to the normal operation of our Child Nutrition Program. Families will pay for all meals this school year, unless you have qualified for free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch. Please visit our Child Nutrition Program website for information about pricing, menus, and to complete an application for free and reduced-price meal benefits.

For this school year, the state has provided funding that will make it possible for the school division to waive all reduced meal fees so that students who qualify for reduced-price meals will receive free meals.

Also this year, you can add money to your student’s meal account through our online payment system, MySchoolBucks, without having to pay a service fee. You can also use MySchoolBucks to track all transactions on your student’s meal account.

There are some schools in the division that will continue to qualify for free student meals as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligible Provision. These families will receive information directly from their child’s school.

As we begin the 2022-23 school year, students will be asked to have their lunch number available when they are in the cafeteria line. This number can be found in your student’s account in PowerSchool, listed under Balance.

Thank you for your support. Our Child Nutrition team is looking forward to continuing to serve your child healthy and nutritious meals this year!

Sincerely,

Christina Pitsenberger
Director of Child Nutrition