Point of Sale Software
The Child Nutrition Program operates under a Point of Sale (POS) system, which means each student must type in their student ID# (or PIN) in order to purchase any item. Under POS, each student has an account and the correct amount is removed from the account when the child purchases an a la carte item. Parents are encouraged to send money to be placed on the student accounts. Please place the child's name or PIN number in the memo portion on checks. All money left on the account at the end of the school year stays with the student and will transfer to the next grade. Refunds are only granted if a student withdraws from the school district or if there is a balance at the end of the school year and a refund is requested.
Available at all schools.
Breakfast -Free for all students
Lunch-Free for all students
Extra Milk - $0.50
Visitor Lunch - $4.00
Employee Lunch - $3.50
A la Carte Items-prices vary
Please see the new Charge Policy under the Policy tab.
MENUS AND OFFERINGS
All menus are posted on the Hale County Board of Education website.
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM & NATIONAL SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM
Hale County Schools participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) which allows students to eat both breakfast and lunch for free.
Hale County Schools follows the Offer versus Serve policy sponsored by the USDA. Offer vs. Serve is intended to decrease waste and costs by allowing students to refuse up to two components in a lunch and one component in a breakfast. The lunch components consist of a meat/meat alternative (cheese, beans or yogurt), grain (bread, rice, or noodles), vegetable, fruit, and milk. The breakfast components consist of an entree', fruit/juice and milk.
SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS AND FOOD ALLERGIES
The Child Nutrition Program is happy to accommodate students with special dietary needs and food allergies within our abilities. Students must provide written medical documentation from the treating physician in order to provide for this accommodation. This documentation must include, but is not limited to, a statement of what the allergy is, what dietary changes from the traditional school meal are necessary, what specific foods must be omitted or substituted and what dietary items can be used to replace them with. This documentation should be given to the school nurse.
USDA Non-Discrimination 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%20PComplaint-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: 1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. email: firstname.lastname@example.org