Lunch Program

We participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs. Those standards provide a balanced and nutritious meal. At the secondary level, students have a choice to select a minimum of three of the five food components for the lunch including meat, grain (bread), fruit/vegetable and milk.

Free and Reduced Information: All RPS students may apply for free or reduced meals by completing an online application at this link: Rolla 31 Free & Reduced Meal Application. A new application must be filled out each year unless you have been notified that your child has been direct certified for the current school year.  For questions on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, please call 573-458-0100 or e-mail Paula Vandegriff at [email protected]  or Meghan Duncan at mduncan(at)rolla31.org.

Public Release 2022-2023


Rolla Public Schools announced its revised free and reduced price policy for school children unable to pay the full price of meals served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. Local education officials have adopted the following family-size income criteria for determining eligibility:

Household

Maximum Household Income

Maximum Household Income

Size

Eligible for Free Meals

Eligible for Reduced Price Meals


Annually

Monthly

Weekly

Annually

Monthly

Weekly

1

$17667

$1,473

$340

$25,142

$2,096

$484

2

23,803

1,984

458

33,874

2,823

652

3

29,939

2,495

576

42,606

3,551

820

4

36,075

3,007

694

51,338

4,279

988

5

42,211

3,518

812

60,070

5,006

1,156

6

48,347

4,029

930

68,802

5,734

1,324

7

54,483

4,541

1,048

77,534

6,462

1,492

8

60,619

5,052

1,166

86,266

7,189

1,659

Each add’l







member

+ 6,139

+ 512

+ 118

+ 8,732

+ 728

+ 168


Children from families whose current income is at or below those shown are eligible for free or reduced price meals.  Applications are available at the school office.  To apply, fill out a Free and Reduced Price School Meals Family Application and return it to the school.  The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility.  Applications may be submitted any time during the school year.  A complete application is required as a condition of eligibility.  A complete application includes: (1) household income from all sources or Food Stamp/TANF case number, (2) names of all household members, and (3) the signature and last four digits of social security number or indication of no social security number of adult household member signing the application.  School officials may verify current income or other information provided on the application at any time during the school year. 

Foster children may be eligible regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside.  Households with children who are eligible under the foster, Head Start, homeless, migrant, or runaway programs should contact the school for assistance in receiving meal benefits.  Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) participants may be eligible for free or reduced price meals.

Children who are members of households currently certified as receiving Food Stamps, TANF or FDPIR are eligible for free meals.  To complete an application, the household must provide the names of the children, a statement that the household receives the qualifying benefits, the Food Stamps/TANF/FDPIR case number, and the signature of the adult household member making application.  When known by the school that members of a household are receiving assistance from Food Stamps, TANF or FDPIR, households will be notified of their children’s eligibility for free school meals.  If any children in the household were not listed on the eligibility notice or not listed on the application, the household should contact the school to have benefits extended to all children in the household.

If a family member becomes unemployed or if family size changes, the family should contact the school to file a new application.  Such changes may make the children of the family eligible for these benefits.

Under the provisions of the policy the Determining Officials, Meghan Duncan and Paula Vandegriffe, will review the applications and determine eligibility.  If a parent is dissatisfied with the ruling of the determining official, they may wish to discuss the decision with the hearing official on an informal basis or he/she may make a request either orally or in writing to Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Kyle Dare.   Hearing procedures are outlined in the policy.  A complete copy of the policy is on file in each school and in the central office where any interested party may review it.  

USDA Non-discrimination 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, 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 (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard 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 complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: [email protected].

The District's Food Service Department looks forward to serving students and helping them make good food choices. Please contact the Food Service Department if you have any questions at 573-458-0146 or e-mail bjett(at)rolla.31.org.


Monthly Lunch Menus

Click HERE to view lunch menus.


Online Meal Payment System

Rolla Public Schools is pleased to offer our online meal payment system, mySchoolBucks! mySchoolBucks allows parents to make deposits into students' school meal account, view account balances and cafeteria purchases.


Medical Dietary Needs

Students with health issues requiring special dietary needs must submit a completed Medical Statement for Student Requiring Meal Modification to the school nurse before any meal accommodations will be considered. The form must state the medical reason, list the food(s) to be omitted, name substitutions, and be signed by the child's doctor and a parent or guardian. Updated forms are required when changes to the information on file are necessary. USDA guidelines obligate public schools to furnish substitutions only for those dietary issues which are deemed disabling or severe and only when the required documentation has been submitted. The nurse will notify the cafeteria staff when a completed form is submitted. Appropriate meal replacements may be provided as directed by the Dept. of Elem. & Secondary Education (DESE) and/or as indicated by the child's doctor.


USDA Non-Discrimination 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, 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 (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard 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 complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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(at)usda.gov.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.