Buying Lunch at School
|Value||The school meals ensures that your child is receiving a nutritionally balanced meal. More variety (an established dietary guideline) is easier to achieve through school meals.
The school lunch is less expensive than a lunch of equal nutritional value prepared and packed at home.
|Lunch Prices||The Cheshire School Lunch Program is non-profit and self-sustaining.
Lunch prices are as follows: Elementary Schools $3.00, Middle School $3.25, both of which includes an 8 oz milk. At the High School: Tier 1 is $3.60 which includes an 8 oz milk, Tier 2 is $4.60 which includes a 8 oz milk carton, and premium cuts of chicken, Made to Order Deli and Wraps and Salad Bar.
8 oz milk is $.75.
Free or reduced meals are available to eligible students and may eat at any line or any tier. Click HERE for an meal application.
Federal and state reimbursements and government commodities help to offset the cost of lunches for students.
A la Carte prices are set to encourage students to buy a lunch--the best nutritional buy.
No reimbursement is received for adult lunches, and prices are therefore slightly higher for adults.
Prices are set by the Board of Education and are adjusted occasionally to reflect fluctuating costs and federal/state subsidies.
The School Lunch Program has implemented a computerized debit system. Students can either pay cash for meals at the end of the serving line or deduct payment from an established lunch account.
You may deposit money by sending your child in with a check made payable to CPS or Cheshire Public Schools.
Or you may set up an user id and password with www.MySchoolBucks.com and deposit money online.
OPTION #2: PREPAID MEALS
Breakfast is offered at all schools except Chapman and Darcey. Cheshire High School offers breakfast in two locations, in the cafeteria and in the Library. At Dodd Middle school and elementary schools breakfast is Grab N Go and eaten in the classroom during homeroom or attendance taking.
Breakfast is $2.25 at CHS and Dodd, $2.00 at the elementary level. Free breakfast is available for free eligible students. Reduced breakfast is $.30. 8 oz milk is $.75.
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, (AD3027) 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: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: email@example.com. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.