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Lunch Prices

CONVERSE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT # 1
NUTRITION SERVICES

615 HAMILTON STREET
DOUGLAS, WYOMING 82633
307-358-4158

Monty Gilbreath - Food Service Director
Kristy Ortega - Food Service Manager/Head Cashier Jolene Shelver

     On behalf of CCSD#1 Food Service Department, welcome back! We are looking forward to serving you tasty and nutritious meals during the 2021-2022 school year. Listed below are the current breakfast and lunch prices.

Meal Prices:

        DPS/DIS/DUES                        Breakfast        Lunch

        Students                                      FREE              FREE

        Reduced                                      FREE              FREE

        Adults                                         $2.25               $4.25

 

        DMS/DHS                                  Breakfast       Lunch

        Students                                      FREE              FREE

        Reduced                                      FREE              FREE

        Adults                                         $2.25               $4.25

 

     A FREE reimbursable lunch consists of one entrée, one side dish, a vegetable or fruit, and one milk.  It also includes unlimited selection(s) from our all-you-can-eat salad bar.  No salad bar will be offered at the primary school. Anything purchased other than a reimbursable meal will be charged at the ala-carte price point. If a reimbursable meal is not selected the higher ala-carte pricing will be charged.

 

Ala-Carte Pricing:

DPS/DIS/ DUES                    DMS/DHS     

             Entrée             $1.75                Entrée          $2.50

             Side                $1.25                Side             $1.35      

             Milk                $1.00                Milk            $1.00

 

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications:

 

IMPORTANT!!  ALL PARENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO SIGN UP FOR FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH EVEN THOUGH LUNCHES WILL BE PROVIDED AT NO COST AGAIN THIS YEAR.

 

  • Converse County School District #1 recognizes that healthy, nutritious meals are an important component to student readiness and ability to learn.
  • Families eligible for free or reduced-price meals, need to submit a free and reduced meal application.
  • Please submit only ONE application per household.
  • Only one application is required per year.
  • Applications are accepted throughout the school year; however, it is imperative that applications are turned in by October 1, 2021.
  • Several school programs are directly tied to the percentage of Free and Reduced families who qualify only strengthening the programs we offer.
  • It is critical that all families apply to ensure that we can continue to offer the services we have for our students.

 

How to apply for Free and Reduced Meals:

      The Central bookkeeping department will be available to assist in completion and submitting the free and reduced application. An online application is available to assist families with the process.

 

Low/Negative Lunch Accounts:

     The district’s Nutrition Services Department is an “enterprise fund” and shall not have a negative balance. Unpaid charges place a financial strain on the Nutrition Services Department and on the district’s operating budget. Currently, the district negative lunch balance is (-) $17,300.00. To be fair and equitable, and in order to ensure compliance of all who participate in the school meal program, this policy establishes procedures for methods of payment, methods of contact, and collection methods for unpaid lunch balances.
The Nutrition Service Department establishes the following goals:


  • To establish a consistent district policy
    •     To always treat all students with dignity
    •    To ensure all families have the opportunity to fill out the Wyoming State Free and Reduced 
           lunch application.
    •     To encourage parents/guardians to assume the responsibility of payments while supporting 
           positive interactions with students.
    •     To ensure all students have access to the healthy meals they need daily.

 

     If your child’s lunch balance reaches $5.00, parents/guardians will receive a courtesy automated phone call reminder of your child’s account balance. Once that balance is at or below $0.00, parents/guardians will be contacted by an automated weekly phone call, text message, and email letting you know your child’s account has a negative lunch account balance. Parent/Guardians' action must be taken.  If that balance is (-) $75.00, you will be notified by a certified letter to the address that is on file with the Central Bookkeeping office. You must then contact Central Bookkeeping at 307-358-2942 to arrange for payment. If there is no response within 30 days (about 4 and a half weeks) of the certified letter, Converse County School District #1 will pursue the collection process.

 

Blocking Charges:

     Should a parent/guardian wish to prevent a student from purchasing items from our department, a signed letter is required. This letter must be turned in to your child’s Hot Lunch Cashier, Office Secretary, or Head Cashier Jo Shelver at 307-358-4158 her office is at the Rec Center Kitchen.

 

Wyoming Hunger Initiative Angel Accounts

     CCSD#1 is honored to be selected again to pilot this wonderful program!

 Beginning the first day of the 21-22 school year, if a student lunch account is -$50.00 or more, you can sign an Angel Account contract with our Central Business office. This contract requires parents to pay half of the balance of your students. The Wyoming Hunger Initiative Angel Account will pay the remaining balance once the parent pays their half. Parents have until May 4th, 2022, to pay off half of their student's lunch balance!!

It is that simple!

Please see Teresa Boe at the Central Administration Building if you are interested and pick up your Angel Account Contract!!

 

Methods of Payment:
     We encourage parents/guardians to prepay student accounts whenever possible. Payment may be made in the form of;
•     CASH
•     CHECK
•     ONLINE @
www.myschoolbucks.com

     

     Online payments take a few days to post to the account.  There is a fee from which the Nutrition Services Department does not profit.

 

       Accounts that have received an NSF (non-sufficient funds) check, will be changed to a cash-only account. The business office will attempt to re-deposit the check one time and will notify the responsible party of the NSF check. All account balances will carry over to the next school year. Full payment is required for all negative account balances at the end of the school year.

 

     Our goal is to satisfy both the students and parents. Your communication is a valued tool in allowing us to complete our mission. If you have any questions or comments regarding the food or the service, please contact the main kitchen office at 358-4158.

Sincerely,

Monty Gilbreath

Food Service Director