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Meal Prices

Under the U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, your student may be eligible for free or reduced meals and other APS programs. At this time students are not charged for reduced meals.  Contact your school for applications and return completed applications to the cafeteria at the beginning of the school year. All information is confidential. Applications are accepted anytime during the year. You can always prepay your students meals in the cafeteria or at

Note: charges a $1.95 service fee for each payment transaction.

Price List for Regular Meals
Meal Elementary Mid & High
Regular Breakfast $1.25 $1.25
Regular Lunch $2.00 $2.25
Milk $ .40 $ .40

Students may charge up to ten meals at elementary schools, five meals at Middle Schools and two meals at High Schools. Once the charging limit is met students will be offered a complementary meal consisting of a cheese sandwich, beverage and fruit or vegetable.

Students receive one meal at their normal status either paid at the paid price rate,  reduced at the USDA set price for the meal or free for those who qualify for free meals.  Any additional meal or food must be paid for at the a’ la carte price.   For example a free student would receive the first meal free but wanted an extra milk so would pay $.40 for the milk.  A paid student who wanted two meals would receive the first meal at $1.95 but would need to pay the a’la carte price for second meal.

Online Application for Free or Reduced Meals

Some families may be eligible for assistance in paying for student meals.

Just by completing your meal eligibility program application, you and your school may be eligible for special programs and funding. Find out more >>

Fill out the application:

Check the status of your application (for online applications only):

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