Food Services

The Food Services Department provides students with quality food and nutrition knowledge. We serve healthy, nutritious meals for students in an effort to enhance student performance while providing nutrition education and health awareness. Our menus meet or exceed federally mandated guidelines.

For questions regarding school meals or nutrition, please contact Amy Covington, Food Services Director, at 573-237-2414.

For questions regarding lunch account balances, please contact Jenny Southerland, School Secretary, at 573-237-2414.

Free and Reduced School Meals

All schools participating in the Federally Assisted National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs must make available free and reduced lunches and breakfasts. A letter to parents containing the Income Eligibility Guidelines along with an application is mailed to parents at the beginning of school in their "Back to School" newsletter. Applications may also be obtained at the school office or printed from the following link:

Free and Reduced Letter to Parents

Free and Reduced Lunch Application and Instructions

A press release to notify the public of the availability of the school nutrition programs and the eligibility criteria for free and reduced price meals will be posted prior to the beginning of school. Copies of this public release are available in the school office.

Meal Prices

Breakfast = $2.05

Reduced Price Breakfast = $0.30

Lunch = $2.55

Reduced Price Lunch = $0.40

Adult Breakfast = $2.70

Adult Lunch = $3.30

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOUR CHILD IS ON THE FREE/REDUCED PROGRAM AND THEY BRING THEIR LUNCH, THEY WILL BE CHARGED $0.50 IF THEY WANT THE MILK ONLY. TO QUALIFY FOR THE FREE/REDUCED PRICE THE STUDENT MUST TAKE THE WHOLE MEAL.

Lunch Accounts/Point of Sale System

The Franklin County R-II School uses a computerized Point of Sale (POS) System. A Point of Sale System is a computerized system that works similar to a debit card system.

Each student in the school is entered into a computerized database and given a lunch card with their name and barcode on it. All information entered into the database is kept confidential.

Parents send in payment for meals as they normally would. Checks should be made to the Franklin County R-II School. Once the money is received, the amount of money is placed into the student's lunch account. The student's lunch card is used for all transactions in the cafeteria. The value of the transaction is then deducted from the student's account in the same manner as a debit card.

Breakfast is served 7:40 to 8:00 a.m. at a cost of $2.05 per tray. Lunches are $2.55/tray ($12.75 per week).

Meal Charge Policy

When a student's lunch account has a negative balance, the balance may accumulate up to $10.00 if the student purchases complete meals. Extra milk may not be charged. When the student has a NEGATIVE BALANCE over $10.00, he/she will be served an alternate meal consisting of a cheese sandwich, a carton of milk, and a fruit if available. There will be a $1.00 charge for the alternate meal. Please check each Friday for your child's lunch account balance.

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 should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint 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 (566) 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 email: program.intake@usda.gov

THIS INSTITUTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER.