Federal Programs and Services
The goal of the APSD Child Nutrition Department is to better educate our students on the role of good nutrition and the importance of making nutritious choices at mealtimes. All schools in the district operate under Chartwells Food Service and the MySchool Bucks payment system.
Each menu is planned using USDA nutrition guidelines adopted by the Arkansas Department of Education.
Free/Reduced Meal Online Application (NEW FOR 2023-24) *Students qualifying for reduced meals eat free this year.
2023-24 Free and Reduced Price School Meals
Children need healthy meals to learn. Arkadelphia School District offers healthy meals every school day. The following will be the meal cost for the 2023-24 School Year:
K-12 Breakfast Cost: $1.90
K-5th Grade: $2.50
6th-12 Grade: $2.70
Your children may qualify for free meals or reduced-price meals. To qualify for free or reduced-price meals, parents/guardians must complete an application for free and reduced-price meal benefits. This year, parents will have access to an online application which will be shared with families beginning August **. Families will also have access to a paper copy of the form if needed.
IMPORTANT: For 2023-24, the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 656 which allows families qualifying for the reduced school meal benefit to receive their lunch for free. The family may still see their benefit recognized as reduced prices in correspondence, but the student will not owe for school meals this year.
If you have any questions about the school meal program, please call Jo Anna Spradlin at 870- 246-5564 ext.#1206
K-12 students are issued a number which is entered as the student comes through the meal line. Food costs are deducted from the account and a daily record is maintained. Parents may send a check or cash to school to pay on their child's meal account. They may also make payments online on MySchoolBucks. Questions regarding payment options, help with online payments, or a child’s meal account activity can be answered by the school cafeteria manager or by calling the APSD Child Nutrition Office at 870- 246-5564 ext.#1206 or email email@example.com
For additional information concerning Child Nutrition contact Jo Anna Spradlin, Child Nutrition Director, at 870- 246-5564 ext.#1206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
USDA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its 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: How to File a Complaint, 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 form, 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 Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-941O;
2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
3. Email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.