2780 Coonpath Road NE, Lancaster, OH 43130
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Important Food Service Update
2023-2024 School Year
Ohio Budget Authorizes Reduced Price Meal Reimbursement: The Ohio Department of Education is thrilled to announce the State of Ohio FY24-FY25 biennial budget includes funding to cover the cost of providing no-cost breakfast and no-cost lunch to students qualifying for reduced-price meals. Starting in school year 2023-2024, the budget language requires public and chartered nonpublic schools that participate in the National School Breakfast or Lunch Program to provide a breakfast or lunch at no cost to each student eligible for a reduced-price breakfast or lunch. The state will then reimburse the schools 30 cents per reduced-price breakfast served and 40 cents per reduced-price lunch served.
Schools will continue to certify students for free or reduced meals and count and claim meals as free, reduced or paid. Schools simply will not collect money from reduced-price eligible students starting in school year 2023-2024.
Direct Certification with Medicaid Pilot Project School Year 2023-2024: Effective July 1, students participating in Medicaid will appear on direct certification reports and qualify to receive categorically free or reduced meal eligibility.
Note: Medicaid numbers cannot be accepted on meal applications. Medicaid information may only be accepted through the direct certification report that is received directly from the Ohio Department of Medicaid.
Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be available in August. We encourage everyone to complete a meal application to see if their family qualifies for free/reduced price meals.
Applying for Free & Reduced Priced Meals is Quick and Easy when you apply ONLINE!
Complete the application online. You can save time and avoid misplacing the form. By completing the application online it automatically gets sent to the Food Service Department for processing. Click the link below to begin filling out 1 application for your entire family.
Click the picture above to create an account and start managing your child's meals.
Our online payment provider is MySchoolBucks. See the process to create a new account below.
Enrollment is Easy
Go to MySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account.
You will receive a confirmation email with a link to activate your account.
Add your students using their school name, birthdate, and student ID. (If you do not know the ID #, call the Food Service Department.)
Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check.
In addition to funding your student's meal account, you can:
- Have access 24/7 on the web or with the Mobile App.
- View account balances and purchases at any time at no charge.
- Make a payment for all of your students with one transaction.
- Schedule recurring/automatic payments and low balance alerts.
There is a transaction fee of $2.75. You may add funds to multiple children's accounts for only one fee of $2.75. You will not be charged a fee per child.
If you have any questions, contact MySchoolBucks directly:
- Visit myschoolbucks.com and click on Help/FAQ
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
- Annual Nutrition Report
- FREE AND REDUCED MEAL PROGRAM
- 2023-2024 Free/Reduced Meal Application
(APPLICATION MUST BE PRINTED IN COLOR)
- 2023-2024 Free/Reduced Meal Application Instructions
- Fee Waiver Form
- 2023-2024 Free/Reduced Meal Application
- 2023-2024 District Lunch Menus
- 2023-2024 Beginning of the year handouts for parents
- Food Service Information