School Nutrition

RSU 64 participates in the National School Lunch Program.  Lunches are available for all students.  Lunch will be offered beginning the first day of school with the following rates in effect:

Elementary student lunches $2.25

Secondary student lunches $2.50

If a student is eligible for reduced price lunch, lunch is free for the 2019-2020 school year.

Extra milk (white & flavored) $0.50

The District continues to offer a breakfast program as well.  Breakfast will consist of the required nutritional components of the program mandate – juice/fruit, cereal, protein, milk, etc.

The breakfast price is $1.50

If a student is eligible for reduced price lunch, breakfast is free.

Please Note: Meals may not be charged except in the case of an emergency, and then, may only be charged for one day.

Applications for free or reduced-price meals will be sent home with all students during the first few days of school.  Parents who wish to apply for free or reduced-price meals for their child(ren) must complete the application in its entirety and return it to the school.  Parents who have been pre-approved by the Department of Health and Human Services to receive free meals for their child(ren) do not need to fill out the application but do need to submit their letter of documentation from DHHS to the school.

A family may apply or re-apply, for benefits under this program at any time during the school year as family financial conditions change.

In addition to parents being able to continue paying for student meals by sending money in with their child, parents and guardians will have access to an online payment tool.  MySchoolBucks provides parents the opportunity to deposit funds to their student(s) account via the internet.  Please visit www.MySchoolBucks.com to create an account. This feature is available for all three schools.


Eligibility for Free or Reduced Meals Impacts Federal Grants

We need your help!  Even if your child does not want to participate in the school meal program or if you are not sure if you meet the eligibility guidelines, we urge you to complete and return the qualifying application form.  The percentage of students eligible for free and/or reduced-price meals is used to determine the District’s eligibility for Federal grants and special program rates. Federal grant dollars are used to supplement academic programs.  Thank you for your assistance.


Non-Discrimination Statement

Federal

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 ere they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, heard 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint 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:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

State

The Maine Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, religion, ancestry or national origin.

If you wish to file a discrimination complaint electronically, please select File a Complaint and complete an intake questionnaire. Before completing this process it may be helpful to review relevant links under Guidance. If you are not sure how the Maine Human Rights Act may apply to, you please review the publication “What It Is! How It Works!

Maine is an equal opportunity provider and employer.