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School Nutrition Services

The School Nutrition staff at each school invite and encourage your child’s participation in the breakfast, lunch, and snack programs.  Nutritious meals and snacks are planned, prepared, and served daily.  All meals meet the dietary guidelines for students in the specified grade levels. Contact Megan Blanchard, Director of School Nutrition, at 912-212-8620 with any questions you may have concerning school nutrition services.

Meal Costs

Breakfast is free for all students. Lunch is $2.25 in elementary schools and $2.50 in middle/high schools.  The reduced cost of lunch is $0.40. Parents are encouraged to visit their child’s school at mealtime with prior reservations. Meal costs for visitors are: Breakfast - $2.25 and Lunch - $4.00.

Community Eligibility Provision

Two of our schools, Langston Chapel Elementary School and Langston Chapel Middle School, participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). These schools may offer meals at no charge to all students. This eliminates the distribution and processing of free and reduced meal applications.

Manage Meal Account Payments Online

Bulloch County Schools uses the My School Bucks website and mobile application (app) to provide parents and guardians the convenience of placing money on their child’s meal account in advance. This is the preferred method of paying for school meals. Simply go to the My School Bucks website or download the mobile application  from Google Play or the Apple App Store to enroll and start using the site to deposit funds into your student’s meal account. Once your account is established, you can check balances or fund the account anytime from your home computer, cell phone, or any Internet-enabled digital device. Your information is safe and secure. Your personal and payment card information is protected by the most advanced Internet security. Call (855) 832-5226 for more information.

Manual Meal Payments

If you pay manually instead, please note that payment is due at meal time.  You can place funds on your child’s account in advance by sending  payment in a sealed envelope with your child’s first and last name, homeroom teacher, and payment amount on the outside of the envelope. Include the student’s first and last name on the check. If the school nutrition program receives two checks marked insufficient funds on a student/family account, the program will no longer accept checks as the method of payment for school meals for that student/family for the current school year.

Charging Meals

Payment is due at meal time.  There is a No-Charge policy for high schools.  Elementary and middle school students without cash or available funds on an account will be allowed to accumulate charges for only five days.  At that point the account must be paid before allowing additional charges.  Negative balance letters and telephone calls are issued to the parents and guardians weekly as a reminder of unpaid balances.

Free and Reduced Price Meal Application Procedures

Parents and guardians must apply for benefits annually, so a new application must be completed each year. Parents are responsible for providing this information for a student to continue to receive meal benefits. Instructions for how to complete the form are included with the application. Incomplete applications cannot be processed and will be returned.

  1. Who Should Complete an Application? 
    1. New students moving into the school system must complete an application immediately. Meal status does not transfer across county and state lines. 
    2. Prior year students who received benefits the prior year in Bulloch County are eligible to continue these benefits until Sept. 13, of the new school year or until a new application is processed, whichever comes first. As of Sept. 14, students without an approved application are required to pay full price for meals. 
    3. Parents of Pre-Kindergarten students will receive a packet of information upon registration.
  2. Complete an Application Online or Manually 
    1. Online - You may also complete it online by visiting our School Nutrition Department's webpage
    2. Manual - Each year during the first week of school, we distribute free and reduced meal applications to all students in a family. Applications are also available anytime from the School Nutrition Office located at 18201 US Hwy 80 West.  
      1. Please complete only one form listing all family members and the school attending.
      2. Return the application to the cafeteria manager’s office at your child’s school for processing. The school nutrition program does not accept any responsibility for applications returned to someone other than the cafeteria manager. 
      3. For after-hours convenience and expedited processing, a secure drop box is provided at the School Nutrition Office, 18201 US Highway 80 West, Statesboro, GA 30458. 
    3. All applications will be processed within 10 days of the receiving date. 
  3. Meal Payments During Processing Period - Parents are responsible for payment of all meals during the application processing period. 
  4. Notification of Application Status - Parents and guardians will be notified by mail if the application is approved or denied. 
Menus

Nutritious meals are served at all schools. Students are given a choice of hot or cold breakfast and several choices for their lunch meals, such as, sandwich lines, chef salads, and hot meals. Menus are published on the district webpage and printed in The Statesboro Herald.

Food Allergies/Intolerances

Students that are not allowed to eat or drink certain foods or drinks because of allergies/intolerances must obtain and place on file with the school nutrition office a letter from a doctor indicating that student is not to be given that food or drink.  Without a letter on file, students will be given the regularly scheduled menu for the day.  For example, if a student brings a drink from home because he/she is not able to drink milk provided with the meal due to allergies, we must have a doctor’s note on file indicating that the student is not to be given that drink. The letter on file will stay on file until the school nutrition office receives a letter from the parent asking for the allergy or intolerance to be removed.

2019-2020 Meal Prices
Month Days Paid Paid Paid Reduced Reduced
    Breakfast Lunch Lunch Breakfast Lunch
   

ALL GRADES

Free for all students

ELEMENTARY 

Pre-K - 5th

MIDDLE/HIGH

6th - 12th

ALL GRADES

Free for all students

ALL GRADES
    $0 $2.25 $2.50 $0 $0.40
AUG 22 $0 $49.50 $55.00 $0 $8.80
SEP 19 $0 $42.75 $47.50 $0 $7.60
OCT 18 $0 $40.50 $45.00 $0 $7.20
NOV 16 $0 $36.00 $40.00 $0 $6.40
DEC 14 $0 $31.50 $35.00 $0 $5.60
JAN 19 $0 $42.75 $47.50 $0 $7.60
FEB 15 $0 $33.75 $37.50 $0 $6.00
MAR 21 $0 $47.25 $52.50 $0 $8.40
APR 17 $0 $38.25 $42.50 $0 $6.80
MAY 16 $0 $36.00 $40.00 $0 $6.40
TOTAL 177 $0 $398.25 $442.50 $0 $70.80