Food Service Department

Jodi Kelley

Food Service Director

jkelley@centralsprings.net

641-749-5301

Peanut/Egg Aware

Central Springs is a Peanut and Egg Aware school district. This means when providing treats for a celebration, providing school snacks for your child, or packing a school lunch, please read food labels and AVOID food items that contain peanuts, peanut butter, tree nuts, foods that are made in a facility that processes peanuts or tree nuts, and avoid ‘visible’ egg food items such as hard boiled eggs and scrambled eggs, (food items that have egg baked in such as muffins and cookies are acceptable). Tree nuts include: almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, coconuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts.

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Free & Reduced Information

To complete a free/reduced application, login to JMC.

  1. On the left menu select "Register (current school year is listed)

  2. A dashboard appears for your student(s). Click "Application for Educational Benefits" and follow the prompts.

  1. Check your hot lunch account balance and see purchase and deposit history

  2. Add funds to lunch accounts

  3. Sign up for notifications

  4. Apply for free/reduced lunch status

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Lunch Account Information

Lunch Fees

In accordance with state and federal law, the Central Springs Community School District adopts the following policy to ensure school district employees, families, and students have a shared understanding of expectations regarding meal charges. The policy seeks to allow students to receive the nutrition they need to stay focused during the school day, prevent the overt identification of students with insufficient funds to pay for school meals, and maintain the financial integrity of the nonprofit school nutrition program.


Breakfast - $1.60

High School Lunch - $2.70

Middle School Lunch - $2.65

Elementary Lunch - $2.30

Adult Lunch - $4.25

Extra Milk - $0.35


Payment of Meals


Students have use of a meal account. When the balance reaches $0.00 a student may charge no more than $25.00 to this account. When an account reaches this limit, a student shall not be allowed to charge further meals or a la carte items until the negative account balance is paid.


Families may add money to student accounts through PaySchool- electronic payment option or pay at any school building office. Students who qualify for free meals shall never be denied a reimbursable meal, even if they have accrued a negative balance from previous purchases. Students with outstanding meal charge debt shall be allowed to purchase a meal if the student pays for the meal when it is received. The school district may provide an alternate meal that meets federal and state requirements to students who have charged the maximum allowance to the student account and cannot pay out of pocket for a meal. If an account is -$25.00 or below a student will be provided an alternative snack. If the account reaches -$50.00, no additional charges may be made to it and the student must provide their own lunch.


Negative Balance Policy

The school district will make reasonable efforts (email, telephone call or text) to notify families when meal account balances are at $25-30, again at $10.00 and again at $0.00. Additionally, the school district will make reasonable efforts to collect unpaid meal charges classified as delinquent debt. The school district will coordinate communications with families to resolve the matter of unpaid charges. Families will be notified of an outstanding negative balance once the negative balance reaches $10. Families will be notified by email, telephone call or text. Negative balances of more than $50 not paid prior to end of the semester will be turned over to the superintendent or superintendent’s designee for collection. Options for collection may include: collection agencies, small claims court, or any other legal method permitted by law.


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

All FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

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 (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

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_filing_cust.html , 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 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: 202-690-7442; or email:
program.intake@usda.gov


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.Declaración de no discriminación del Departmamento de Agricultura (USDA)