Lauderdale County uses a computerized cash register system in the school cafeteria. An account for each student has been created for their use. You may pre-pay into your child's account for meals and a la carte purchases. If you have questions contact your school's Child Nutrition Manager.
Another option Lauderdale County makes available is mySchoolBucks.com website. The website will explain how to use the program as well as what fees may be applied when using this program. mySchoolBucks.com allows you to make deposits into your student's account online. This website was added as a convenience for the parent(s). Please call the Lauderdale County Board of Education at 256-760-1300 and ask for the Child Nutrition Department if you have any questions.
It is the responsiblity of each child's parent or guardian to maintain sufficient money in their account. However, we do have a charge policy allowing students to charge up to three (3) days on their accounts.
During the month of May, NO charges the last ten days of school. All accounts must be cleared up before the school year ends.
We serve meals under the "Offer vs. Serve" option of the National School Lunch Program which allows a child to select three to five items from the following categories: one meat, one bread. one fruit, one vegetable and one milk. The USDA has required schools to follow new regulations governing calorie and meal component guidelines.
The following lists a breakdown of the lunch meal pattern:
2 oz (9th-12th) and 1 oz (K-8th) meat/meat alternate daily
2 oz (9th-12th) and 1 oz (K-8th) equivalent grain daily
1 cup (9th-12th) and 3/4 cup (K-8th) of vegetable daily
1 cup (9th-12th) and 1/2 cup (K-8th) of fruit daily
1 cup milk daily for all grades (milk choices vary according to availability at school)
Daily Calories for Lunch:
K-5th -550 to 650 calories
6th-8th -600 to 700 calories
9th-12th -750 to 850 calories
In accordance with federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866)632-9992 (voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal relay Service at (800)877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Menus are centralized and one menu is followed by all schools in the Lauderdale County School System. The menus are planned according to the USDA meal pattern regulations. The menu is posted on the lcschools.org website in the Child Nutrition section under documents. The Entrée listed each day on the menu is served on the Main Line at each school. Some schools serve multiple lines, each additional line has different entrees. The menu is subject to change due to food delivery/availability.
Any item in addition to the meal being purchased is considered a la carte and students are expected to pay accordingly. A la carte items may be purchased from your student's account but may not be charged at any time. However, students who eat a school lunch can come back for a free serving of fruits or vegetables after they have finished their lunch.
Free and reduced-price meals are available to students whose family income meets criteria established by the federal government. To qualify, the parent or adult household member must complete the appropriate forms. Applications are sent to the homes on the first day of school and are available throughout the year at the school office, central office and on the District Web site. A new application MUST be completed and processed each school year. Free and Reduced Form