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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. As of July 2020 and until further notice, due to COVID-19, schools will be unable to accommodate any visitors who wish to visit a child during school meal times.  When parents and visitors are permitted to return to visiting children during mealtime, 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. 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 September 29, of the new school year or until a new application is processed, whichever comes first. After this date, 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 the My School Apps 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 or a food intolerance must obtain and place on file with the school nutrition office a letter from a doctor that indicates that the 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 or she is not able to drink milk provided with the meal due to allergies, we must have a doctor’s note on file that indicates 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.

Meal Modifications

The School Nutrition Program's regulations require that meals offered in the schools must meet the meal patterns identified in the program regulations.  Food substitutions may be made for medical or special dietary needs on a case-by-case basis if supported by a statement signed by a recognized medical authority.  A recognized medical authority may include physicians, physician assistants, or nurse practitioners.

An  Authorization for Meal Modification Form can be completed by the parent or guardian. It contains the required information needed to accommodate your child.  Your child's health is very important to us. Please have your medical authority complete and return the form to the school district's school nutrition director: Megan Blanchard, School Nutrition Director, Bulloch County Board of Education, 18201 Hwy 80 West, Statesboro, GA 30458

  • Be sure to sign on the parent or guardian signature line.
  • The School Nutrition Program utilizes the Offer versus Serve meal service at our elementary schools, middle and high schools, except for Pre-Kindergarten. This means your child may be able to make choices for his meal and choose something else to which he or she is not allergic. School Nutrition personnel will make every attempt to accommodate your child’s dietary needs; however, if your child requires a special dietary item that is not on the district's grocery bid, you may need to supply a particular item(s).
  • Please know the School Nutrition Program is not able to handle the vegetarian and/or religious (i.e. no pork) dietary requests.
  • Parents and students are able to view school menus on the Bulloch County Schools website, and elementary children receive a copy to review monthly and make accommodations for meals from home.
  • Your child's signed Authorization for Meal Modification Form will stay on file until the school district's School Nutrition Department receives written notification from the parent/guardian to remove it. 
2020-2021 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 11 $0 $24.75 $27.50 $0 $4.40
SEP 20 $0 $45.00 $50.00 $0 $8.00
OCT 17 $0 $38.25 $42.50 $0 $6.80
NOV 16 $0 $36.00 $40.00 $0 $6.40
DEC 14 $0 $31.50 $35.00 $0 $5.60
JAN 17 $0 $38.25 $42.50 $0 $6.80
FEB 15 $0 $33.75 $37.50 $0 $6.00
MAR 22 $0 $49.50 $55.00 $0 $8.80
APR 17 $0 $38.25 $42.50 $0 $6.80
MAY 18 $0 $40.50 $45.00 $0 $7.20
TOTAL 167 $0 $375.75 $417.50 $0 $66.80