Free & Reduced Meal Eligibility
As always, the district is willing to work with families so that all children are provided with a nutritious meal during the school day. If your family’s income status has impacted your ability to keep your child’s meal account up-to-date, you may want to consider completing a Free and Reduced Price Meal Application which can be submitted any time during the school year. Applications can be obtained from the school secretary or via the link below. All applications should be returned to your child’s main office secretary.
For further information about free or reduced-price meal eligibility, please call the school your child attends.
Free & Reduced Meal Application
USDA Healthier School Day
MySchoolBucks Online School Lunch Payment System
We are pleased to announce an exciting new online option to pre-pay for your child's school lunch. mySchoolBucks.com(r) is an on-line system that will allow you to make deposits into your student's school meal accounts using a credit or debit card when it's convenient for you, receive low balance email reminders, monitor your student's account balances online and view your student's cafeteria purchases.
At the end of the school year please note the following with regards to myschoolbucks online parent portal payment system.
- The district will disable the prepayment feature for our online parent portal, myschoolbucks, on June 20, 2013, for the 2012-2013 school year. A note will be posted on the website indicating that we have stopped accepting prepayments for the 2012-2013 school year, and we will resume prepayments approximately two (2) weeks before school resumes for the 2013-2014 year.
- Please turn off any automatic payments that you may have set up on myschoolbucks; so if you set up monthly prepayments, please turn that feature off for July and August. Your child’s balance will carry over to next year.
- If you should need to get a refund, then please send a request in writing to the district’s central office to the attention of the Assistant Superintendent for Business. We will then work with the Central Highs School District and Whitson’s to review the respective account balances, verify the amount requested and process any refunds due.
- Lastly, the Central High School District does not use myschoolbucks. If your child is entering 7th grade, then your child’s school lunch balances will carry over to next year in the Nutrikids Point of Sale System only but you will not be able to monitor account balances and food choices on myschoolbucks when your child enters the 7th grade.
The District's Nutrition Committee provides a central point of contact to share ideas and concerns regarding student wellness, primarily nutrition. The committee is comprised of parents, administrators, faculty and our food service providers. The committee meets regularly to review meal standards and wellness activities in an effort to ensure they are having a positive effect on improving the awareness and quality of our student's overall wellness. The committee discusses such items as the monthly menu, meal standards, food choices, policies, procedures, and wellness initiatives. Each PTA is represented on the nutrition committee. If you have any suggestions, concerns or questions regarding the meal program or wellness initiatives, please do not hesitate to share this information with your PTA, building principal or central office administration. Together we can teach our children healthy habits that last forever.