Food Services

Student’s Breakfast and Lunch Information

LCIS uses e-Funds for Schools to manage all funds for the school, including Fees and School Breakfast and Lunch.  We use PowerSchool to monitor the balance and meals served in each student’s account.  Parents are encouraged to log on to https://payments.efundsforschools.com/v3/districts/56601 to make deposits toward their student’s account.   e-Funds for Schools allows you to use a checking account and/or Credit/Debit Card to deposit funds with only a small fee applied for convenience.

You may still send cash or check to school made out to “Lawrence County Independent Schools,” however, please understand it may take more time to post to your student’s account.  For your convenience, you can write one check for all your students, just be sure to place each student’s I.D. number and amount you want deposited into each account on the memo line of the check or envelope.  There is no “cash back” for meals.  All money is deposited into the student’s meal account for meal purchases.

To review your student’s purchases, log into PowerSchool and click on the left-hand menu option “Balances.”  You’ll be able to see a full transaction of all meals and cafeteria items purchased by your child.  If you should have any questions about a transaction, please contact the Food Services Director, Karla Hudson, at 812-807-6003.

May 16

COOK’S CHOICE

MAY 17

COOK’S CHOICE

MAY 18

COOK’S KITCHEN

MAY 19

COOK’S CHOICE

MAY 20

COOK’S CHOICE

SUMMER MEALS NOTIFICATION

Unfortunately, LCIS will not be able sponsor summer meals for our families over the summer – but we are committed to making sure none of our students or their families go hungry this summer!  If you are interested in finding another summer meal sponsor in our area, here are some great resources:

USDA

  • Text “summer meals” (or “verano” for Spanish) to 914-342-7744 and receive an automated response to resources located near an address and/or zip code.
  • Call the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (or 1-877-8-HAMBRE for Spanish) to speak with a representative who will find food resources such as meal sites, food banks, and other nearby social services.

No Kid Hungry

  • Text “Food” (or “COMIDA” for Spanish) to 304-304
  • Visit NoKidHungry.org/help to find free meals in our neighborhood.

Pantry 279

  • Drive up Food Program – Thursday’s at LCIS from 1-5PM

APPLICATION FOR FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS

Applications for Free or Reduced Price Meals must be completed annually, and will be available July 1 for the next school year.

Applications may be submitted throughout the school year.

Paper applications are available in the school office or the Food Services office.  Digital applications can be completed here: *link*.

Please remember, you only need to fill out one Free/Reduced Meal application per household.

Nondiscrimination Statement

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 (including gender identify 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 for 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%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.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
  2. fax:
    (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

LAWRENCE COUNTY INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS MEAL ACCOUNTS, CHARGE AND COLLECTION POLICY

The State Board of Accounts and the National School Breakfast/Lunch Program require School Food Authorities to establish written administrative guidelines and policy for meal charges. LCIS has an essential role in the lives of students by providing them with a foundation for healthy living and learning.  LCIS’s Food Services Department makes affordable, healthy, and nutritious breakfasts and lunches available to all LCIS students.  It is the responsibility of each student’s parents to provide meals either by supplying food from home, sending money to school so that the school may supply a meal, or applying for meal assistance through the free and reduced meal programs. Students may have an occasional need for assistance with the meal funds. Meal charges are strongly discouraged; but managing money is a part of the learning process. Therefore, LCIS students may charge up to $50.00 to his/her meal account. Ala carte items will not be sold to students with a negative account balance. A full reimbursable meal is available when a student does not have money in hand at the time of meal service; alternate meals are not offered. LCIS Food Services Department shall notify parents by text, email, or other written communication when an account has a negative balance. Once an account is delinquent with an account balance over $50.00 or the account has a negative balance for more than thirty (30) days, LCIS Food Services Department shall send one final collection/warning letter home with a student before turning the account over to the school attorney for collection. If the charged amount exceeds $50.00 or the account has a negative account balance for more than thirty (30) days, the account will be turned over to the school attorney for collection.  After the account has been turned over to the attorney, payment arrangements and collections shall occur only through the attorney’s office. The student’s parent or guardian shall be responsible for paying the delinquent account plus attorney fees in the amount of one-third of the delinquent account balance or $200.00, whichever is greater, and, if suit is filed, any court costs. LCIS Food Services Department is authorized to establish regulations consistent with this policy to implement and manage food services and collections.