Free Meals for All Students Starting October 31

Our district would like to share an important update regarding school meals. Effective Monday, October 31, every student may get one free breakfast and lunch each day for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year. We encourage our families to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity! 

Based on feedback received from the community, the district will use funding from the Federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency COVID Relief (ESSER II) Funds and the current budget in the Cafeteria Fund to cover the costs of free meals for all students. Please note that the district will only be able to make this opportunity for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year. 

“For the past two years, we were very fortunate to have access to federal funds to fully cover meals for all students, regardless of family income,” said Superintendent of Schools Michael Patton.  “Our families truly appreciated it when we could offer free meals for all students, and we know many families are still struggling with higher prices at the grocery store.  Our Board of Education is committed to feeding all our students for the remainder of the current school year, and we will be advocating with state and federal officials to support local school districts’ efforts to offer free meals in the future.”  

Free meals for all students will begin on Monday, October 31.  Students will continue to use their ID cards for meals, but there will be no charge. A lunch meal consists of an entree, grain, fruit, vegetables, and milk. A breakfast meal consists of an entree, fruit, and milk. This does not apply to a la carte food items or drinks.