CNP 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.
2018-2019 MEAL PRICING
Florence City Schools will be participating in the Community Eligibility Program for grades PRE K-6 for the 2018-2019 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.
For students in grades 7-12, breakfast costs $1.00 and lunch costs $2.25. 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.
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.
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.
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.
2018-19 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.
The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.
Applications are subject to Verification by the Child Nutrition Department.
Equal Opportunity Public Notification Policy (Posted November 19, 2015)
Community Eligibility Program FAQ's
Wellness Policy and Procedures
Summer feeding programs are available in Northwest Alabama. USDA serves more than 200 million free meals to low-income children, ages 18 years and under, at approved Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sites. To find a location near you, go to: www.BREAKforaPLATE.com
Child Nutrition Programs
Katie Dow, Secretary
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