Food Services Overview
The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. Since October 1, 2010, District 203 has registered all their schools under the National School Lunch program. All schools provide hot lunch and have both free and reduced meals available for those that are eligible.In District 203 lunches are served by Aramark, a provider of nutritious meals that meet federal guidelines for schools. Click here to see current menus and nutrition information.
Price/Payment OptionsThe price of milk and meals provided by Aramark, our school lunch provider, are established at the start of each school year. The 2018-2019 school year combo lunch costs are:
Each combo meal includes a choice of entree with two to four sides (one side must be a fruit or vegetable). If milk is taken as a side, it is included in the combo meal price. If milk is purchased ala carte, it is $.45 per half-pint carton.If parents would like to use a debit system to handle the payment of school lunches, there are several options for depositing funds into a student debit account. Learn more.
- Early Childhood (all day) pricing = $2.65
- Elementary school = $2.70
- Junior high school = $2.75
- High school = $2.80
Students who qualify under the National School Lunch Programs may apply for reduced-price meals. Reduced-priced lunch is $0.40. Learn more.