The Food Service Program is an essential part of the total educational program. Based on the premise that well nourished students are better prepared to receive the instruction of the school day, the Nutrition Services Department plays a vital role in each school's educational team. Lunch and breakfast are available at all schools. Besides the hot menu choices, salad bars and other food bar choices are available during the week. For information on the other food bar choices, you or your child may contact the school cafeteria.
As part of the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs, the schools can offer meals free or at reduced price. Free and reduced-price meal paper applications are available in the school office, the Nutrition Services Department. Only one application is required per family. Every district family is encouraged to complete and return an application.
Current year meal benefits will expire on 6/30/2017.
SY 17/18 Free and Reduced Meal Applications will be available after July 1st, 2017.
If you received meal benefits in the SY 16/17, your household MUST
fill out a new application for free or reduced meals for the current school year, unless your household is a Directly Certified household (via SNAP, TANF, FDPIR, or Foster).
*Apply for Free and Reduced Meals Online (Apply Here)
Parents are always welcome to dine with their child - please be sure to call in advance and check in at the school office. On a related note, due to Maricopa County Health Department regulations, no home-made treats or snacks can be shared or sold on campus. Bake sales, classroom
parties or other activities involving food must include commercially prepared items. Please consult your student's school front office regarding specific nutrition procedures.
Breakfast in the Classroom is offered every day at no charge at the following schools:
El Mirage Elementary
Thompson Ranch Elementary
All other Schools:
Student Regular Price
Elementary Lunch $2.50
Elementary Breakfast $1.25
High School Lunch $2.75
High School Breakfast $1.25
Student Reduced Price
Elementary Lunch $.40
Elementary Breakfast $.30
High School Lunch $.40
High School Breakfast $.30
Elementary Lunch $3.25
Elementary Breakfast $1.75
High School Lunch $3.25
High School Breakfast $1.75
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
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.