- Meal Prices
- Free & Reduced Meals
- Paying for Meals
- School Breakfasts
- School Lunches
- Opaa! Employment Opportunities
Families that may be eligible for free or reduced meals are asked to complete the free and reduced meal application to determine eligibility. Only one application needs to be completed per household. Please return the form to the Food Service Office at the Administrative Service Center as soon a possible. Applications can be downloaded below.
Within two weeks of applying for meal benefits, households will receive a letter to confirm their eligibility for free or reduced benefits. Please send cafeteria payment to the school, or use the convenient on-line payment portal, so your student can receive full meal service until eligibility is determined. Full service is not available when the cafeteria account is depleted of funds.
Children receiving Food Stamps, or TAF, are eligible for free meals at school. Please contact the Food Service Office if you have not received a printed notice of benefit eligibility for free meals in Turner Schools. If we do not have your food stamp information, you will be responsible for paying full price for all meals.
Households may apply or re-apply for meal benefits at any time during the school year. In October of each year, a small percentage of households receiving meal benefits will be randomly selected for "verification". These selected households must then provide income documentation proving the information as originally reported on their meal benefit application.
For the safety and security of our children, parents are encouraged to send checks or money orders as cafeteria payments for the advance purchase of meals and snacks. Turner also offers an on-line payment system for cafeteria purchases through Infinite Campus. Please click here for more information about about setting up an Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account.
Households may send one payment, along with instructions on how it is to be divided into multiple accounts. For easy payment, cafeteria payment envelopes are routinely sent home with students with low account balances.
Breakfasts includes three of the following components as regulated by federal guidelines:
- Milk-an 8 oz serving
- Meat/meat alternatives (e.g. cheese stick, yogurt, or egg)
- Vegetables (e.g. romaine, kale, baby carrots)
- Fruits (e.g. whole fresh fruit, low sugar canned fruit)
- Breads and/or grains (e.g. pancakes, french toast)
The USDA strictly specifies portion size, as well as allowable calories, saturated fat and sodium content of each breakfast. Students must choose at least three items, one of which must a fruit or vegetable to receive school breakfast pricing. Above examples are not all encompassing, nor are they served every day.
Lunches include five components regulated by federal guidelines:
- Milk- an 8 oz serving
- Meat/Meat Alternative (e.g. chicken, beef, turkey, peanut butter, yogurt, cheese, etc)
- Vegetables (e.g. romaine, kale, baby carrots)
- Fruit (e.g. fresh whole fruit, low sugar canned fruit)
- Breads/Grains (e.g. rice, barley, hamburger bun, pizza crust)
The USDA strictly specifies portion size, as well as allowable calories saturated fat and sodium content of each school meal. Students must choose at least three components, one of which must be a fruit or vegetable, to receive school lunch pricing. Above examples are not all encompassing, nor are they served everyday.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, it Agencies, offices, 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/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer, 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 for, 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 Ave, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org