- J.O. Combs Unified School District
Changes to Meal Fees for 2022-23
As we prepare to welcome students back on campuses on July 25, 2022, we are writing to notify you that there has been an increase in meal prices due to USDA regulations. This means that free breakfast and lunch meals will no longer be provided to all students, and that fees for meals will be as follows:
Breakfast: $1.75 at all school sites*
Elementary Lunch: $2.95*
Middle School Lunch: $3.20*
High School Lunch: $3.50*
Reduced Price (For those who qualify and submit an application)
Breakfast: $0.30 at all school sites*
Lunch: $0.40 at all school sites*
Those who qualify for free meals will not be charged.
*Rates are estimated and pending Governing Board approval.
Step One: Submit a Free and Reduced Meal Application
Families and students are encouraged to complete a Free and Reduced Meal Application to take advantage of free or discounted rates for meals. Free and Reduced Meal applications are available conveniently online here. Please note that any meal applications submitted for the 2021-22 school year will continue their eligibility through September 2, 2022, or until a new application for this school year has been processed.
Paper applications are also available at each school site, however families are encouraged to complete the application online to expedite processing.
Step Two: Setup Your Student’s Meal Account
Families are asked to set-up parental access to your student’s meal account. This can be accessed here, or via the Titan Family Connect phone app, and will allow you to check your child’s meal balance, receive low balance alerts, and see what your student is purchasing. Funds can be added to meal accounts here. Please note there is a $2.60 fee per transaction.
Per school board policy, a grace period will take place at the beginning of the school year to allow families time to fund their student’s meal accounts. A student may charge up to three meals, during the first two weeks of school only. Once a student has charged three meals during the first two week period, they will instead be provided an alternate meal. After the initial two week period has passed, any student with an unfunded account will be offered an alternate meal. Adjustments will be made for students with a signed allergy form. Letters will be sent home via email when a student’s meal balance gets low.
Please be sure to monitor your email for these notices, or sign up for alerts via the Titan Family Connect app.
We look forward to welcoming you back on our campuses very soon, and wish you all a healthy 2022-23 school year.