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Lunch - Offer vs. ServeCNP Reduced & Free Lunch Information

The Florence City Schools Child Nutrition Program is an integral part of our educational system. More than 3,500 nutritious, well-balanced meals are served by our professional staff each day to students, faculty members and visitors. Menus are planned to incorporate the USDA dietary guidelines, which include offering fruits and vegetable daily. All of our school facilities provide breakfast and lunch service.

2017-2018 MEAL PRICING

Florence City Schools will be participating in the Community Eligibility Program for grades PRE K-6 for the 2017-2018 school year. All students that are in PRE K-6 grade are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch. Please be advised that to qualify as a free meal, it must meet the guidelines of a normal reimbursable meal (3 of the 5, an entrée, a grain, vegetable, fruit and milk (minimum of 1 fruit or vegetable)). This program allows each student to have one qualified meal for breakfast and one for lunch. Any additional lunches or ala carte (snacks) can be purchased through your child’s cafeteria account.

BREAKFAST LUNCH

  Breakfast Lunch
Reduced $0.30 $0.40
Paid $1.00 $2.00
Employees $1.25 $2.75
Visitors $1.75 $3.50

For students in grades 7-12, breakfast costs $1.00 and lunch costs $2.00. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch.

** ALA CARTE ITEMS AND EXTRAS are offered at additional cost.

MEAL PAYMENTS


Online payments with MySchoolBucks now available. Prepay your student's meal account online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is simple, fast and secure. Yes, you can use debit/credit cards with this program! You can make one-time payments or set-up automatic payments. You can choose to have email notifications sent to you when your child's balance reaches a certain level. You can monitor your child's purchases in the cafeteria. The only time you will be charged a fee is if you make a payment, the remaining services are free.

Your child’s lunch number is the student’s ID number

Online payments with MySchoolBucks now available. Prepay your student's meal account online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is simple, fast and secure.

Add Money to Lunch Account My School Bucks - Online Payments

Payments can also be made by sending cash or check to the school. If paying with a check please include name, physical address, and a phone number. Please make sure that the student’s name is also listed on the check.

MEAL CHARGES


Charging meals is highly discouraged. However, Florence City Schools understands that sometimes charging a meal is inevitable. Parents will be notified of negative account balances via call-outs, texts, or emails. The Child Nutrition Department shall report meal charge balances to principals on a regular basis. If a student charges meals on a consistent basis, the situation will be investigated, parents will be contacted, and the principal will make a determination on how to proceed with meals until the debt is paid. Students may not purchase a la carte items or purchase “extras” if they have an outstanding charge balance on their account.

Federal law prohibits the charging of adult meals.

FREE AND REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION

HOW TO APPLY FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS

Please note- YOU ONLY HAVE TO COMPLETE A FREE AND REDUCED APPLICATION IF YOU HAVE A STUDENT IN 7-12 GRADE. ALL STUDENTS IN GRADES K-6 ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FREE MEALS.

Meal applications are made available July 1 each school year. However, you may apply for school meals at any time throughout the school year. Online applications are located on our website at www.florencek12.org. Your school will provide you with an application upon request.

If you are earning at or below current Income Eligibility Guidelines, we encourage you to fill out a school meal application. The school or local education agency will process your application and issue an eligibility determination.

Income Eligibility Guidelines

If you are receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, your child automatically qualifies for free school meals. Please contact your school to determine if you need to fill out an application.

Applications are subject to Verification by the Child Nutrition Department.

Community Eligibility Program

IMPORTANT LINKS

Equal Opportunity Public Notification Policy (Posted November 19, 2015)

Community Eligibility Program FAQ's


Child Nutrition Programs

Jamie Austin

Katie Dow, Secretary

Phone 256-768-3060
 

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All public schools in Florence are fully accredited by SACS CASI (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement), one of the first 150 school systems in America to be comprehensively accredited as a district.

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