Central Columbia School District offers a full range of lunches and breakfast service in all schools. Each meal is carefully planned for nutritional balance and variety. Our menus feature kid-friendly items. We use a computerized meal payment system allowing for prepayment discounts. See the cafeteria staff for more information.
A La Carte items are offered at breakfast and lunch at the Middle School and High School. These healthy items will be available at an additional cost. A La Carte items are not part of the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs. The A La Carte item offered is part of the Smart Snacks program and follow the nutritional guidelines of this program.
Central Columbia School District Meal Charging. Central Columbia Food Service Department will provide a meal to every student who requests one regardless of whether the student can pay or owes money (unless a student’s parents/guardians have provided a directive to the school to withhold a meal).
When a student owes money for five or more school meals, the Food Service Department will make at least two attempts, one by phone and one by letter, to reach the student’s parent/guardian to have them apply for participation in the free/reduced lunch/breakfast program and will offer assistance in helping them apply.
All communications regarding money owed by a student will be directed to the parent/guardian and not to the student. The Food Service Department may contact the student’s parent/guardian via a letter addressed to the parent/guardian but delivered by the student. Attempts to notify parents/guardians will be done via the one call system.
The Food Service Department will not publicly identify or stigmatize a student who cannot pay or who owes money for school meals, requiring a student who cannot pay to perform chores or discard a meal after it was served if the student can’t pay or owes money.
Students who owe money for meals cannot charge purchases for a la carte items. A la carte items are offered in addition to the school meal.