Price of School Meals
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) establishes a formula by which Districts must adhere to regarding average meal prices. A District is required to maintain an average price that is at least the difference between the free and paid Federal reimbursement rates. All local education agencies (LEA), regardless of current lunch prices, must annually review their paid lunch prices to ensure compliance with the paid lunch equity requirement using the USDA PLE Tool. The completed tool must be kept on file as it is required for Administrative Reviews. If the weighted average paid lunch price is less than $2.65, a District must make a modification to the meal price. To maintain compliancy Madison School District must raise meal prices by $.05 for the 2015-16 school year. This action allows the District to be compliant and, at the same time, have the least financial impact on those paying for their child’s meal. The Board, at their July Board meeting, approved an increase of $.05 to maintain remain compliant with the USDA guidelines.
The USDA has recently issued new school meal requirements for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program.
There are five food groups that make up the meal pattern: fruits, vegetables, meat/meat alternate (protein), grains, and milk. Student’s meals must include a selection of three of the five food groups with one being a fruit and / or vegetable selection. A student must select at least ½ cup of fruit or vegetable to be considered a complete meal. If NO fruit or vegetable is selected, the student will pay the individual item prices for foods instead of the complete meal price. IN SOME INSTANCES, THE STUDENT WILL HAVE TO PAY MORE THAN THE MEAL PRICE WHEN PURCHASING THOSE INDIVIDUAL MEAL COMPONENTS AS ALA CARTE ITEMS. Please encourage your student to purchase meals to avoid additional charges.
More information about the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act is available from: http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/healthy-hunger-free-kids-act
|Breakfast||$1.00 (Free for elementary students)|
|Elementary School Lunch||Free through CEO program|
|Middle School Lunch||$2.40|
|High School Lunch||$2.40|
Cash and personal checks made to Madison School District are also accepted in the cafeteria.
|Free and Reduced Lunch Applications can now be completed online.||more|
|Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)||more|
|Middle & High School Breakfast||7:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m.|
|Elementary School Breakfast||8:10 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.|
|Middle School Lunch||10:58 a.m. – 11:26 a.m.|
|Elementary School Lunch||11:00 a.m. – 12:48 p.m.|
|High School Lunch||11:32 a.m. – 12:01 p.m.|
|2015-16 Free and Reduced Meal Letter to Parents|
|2015-16 Free and Reduced Meal Application|
|2015-16 Free and Reduced Meal Application Instructions|
|School Health and Wellness Policy|
|Julie Taylor, Director of Food Services||517-265-1844|
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