School Breakfast Program
Clarke County Public Schools participates in the School Breakfast Program (7 CFR §220) and the National School Lunch Program (7 CFR §210). Both programs are under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the School Nutrition Program Office with the Virginia Department of Education which are responsible for overseeing the programs n Virginia public schools.
The dietary guidelines that our School Nutrition Program is required to follow are set by the USDA. The lunch program is planned to meet one-third of the recommended dietary allowance for the day. Each lunch includes milk, bread, protein rich foods, fruits and/or vegetables. The breakfast program is offered because students who eat breakfast are more alert, less fatigued, and have a better chance of doing well in school. Each breakfast contains milk, one serving of vegetable/fruit or juice, and two servings of either bread or meat.
Prices and Payments
All schools are networked with an electronic point – of – sale system. Students are assigned a Personal Identification Number (PIN) after enrolling in Clarke County Public Schools. Students will keep the same number through the completion of 12th Grade.
All account balances carry over year to year. Within the county, the account balance will transfer with the student from school to school.
2019-2020 Meal Prices
Elementary Breakfast - $1.55
Elementary Lunch - $2.75
Middle/High Breakfast - $1.55
Middle/High Lunch - $3.00
Reduced Breakfast (all schools) - $.30
Reduced Lunch (all schools) - $.40
Adult Breakfast - $1.90
Adult Lunch - $3.65
Physician's Statement for Students with Special Dietary Needs - to be completed annually
Free and Reduced Meals Program
Clarke County Public Schools participates in the USDA Free and Reduced Price Meals Program. Eligibility for participation in this program is generally based on household income. Once a student in Clarke County Public Schools is approved for Free or Reduced Price meal benefits, the benefit continues through the end of the school year. Students that were eligible in another school division for Free or Reduced Price meal benefits and transfer in during the school year must submit a new application. Anytime there is a change in employment status or wages, a new application may be filled out and submitted for approval. This is a year long process, not just at the beginning of the year. Application forms are available on this website or may be obtained from each school.
2019-20 Free and Reduced Meal Applications (English and Spanish)
There are a number of options available to pay for meals.
Cash at the register – The individual pays at the register.
Prepay by check or money order – A check or money order made out to Clarke County Food Service is sent in to cover the price of several meals. Checks and money orders must be for U.S. funds.
My School Bucks – An online prepayment system that allows parents/guardians to add funds to a student’s school nutrition account with Clarke County Public Schools. This system also allows parents/guardians to view their student’s account to see what has been purchased.
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: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.