Food and Nutrition Services Parent Info Guide

MEAL PRICES for 2021-2022:

Elementary School Breakfast $1.25
Middle & High School Breakfast $1.25
Reduced Price Breakfast $0.30
Elementary School Lunch $2.80
Middle & High School Lunch $2.95
Reduced Price Lunch $0.40


Negative Food Service Account Balance Policy

Elementary Schools:
• At $0 balance, no à la carte purchases are permitted. Any debt must be paid before à la carte purchases can be made.
Middle and High Schools:
• The student will be informed when his/her account balance is less than $5.00.
• At $0 balance, no à la carte purchases are permitted. Any debt must be paid before à la carte purchases can be made.

You can set up an account with to review student meal transactions.

**The Negative Food Service Account Balance Policy detailed above can be printed for reference by all applicable households.
**No student will be overtly identified as a recipient of any level of school meal benefits.
**No student will be denied a school meal because of a negative food service account balance.


Many of the schools provide specialty, À la Carte items. These items range in price and are not included in the paid, free or reduced priced “school lunch”. All customers may purchase à la carte items with cash or by using their lunch account.


Restrictions can be placed on your student’s meal account. Once restrictions are placed, they cannot be removed unless the parent provides the food service manager with a letter asking for the restrictions to be removed.

Free and Reduced Priced Meal Application REMINDER:

Parents are encouraged to complete one Free and Reduced Price Meal Application per family, rather than one per child. The application can be obtained ON LINE at and printed off and completed or one can be completed on line by following the link to on line Free and Reduced Family Meal Application. Schools have limited availability of printed applications. This single application for the family may be returned to any of the District schools where parents have a child/children enrolled; we prefer that parents return the application to the school where their youngest child is enrolled. The schools will be sending all completed applications to the District School Food Services Office for centralized approval. Until the application is processed and approved by the District Food Service Office, any meal charges will be the responsibility of the adult/guardian. The approval process can take up to ten (10) days at the beginning of the school year.

Your student’(s) meal status (free or reduced) at the end of a school year will continue through the first 30 days of the next school year. Unless a new Family Meal Application has been processed and approved by the 30th day of school, your student’(s) meal status will revert to PAID. You may complete a lunch application at any time during the school year.


Prepayments to your child’s meal account with a debit or credit card can be made. Just log on to Payment can also be received by the food service manager in form of check or cash. If check is used, please indicate students’ name and student personal identification number (PIN) on the check in the memo section. Prepayment is encouraged as it assists in movement of students through the line.



If your child has food allergies, please provide the school nurse with a physician’s note indicating the allergies and the appropriate substitutions that are recommended by the physician or medical authority.


The food service manager is on site prior to the school starting to begin breakfast meal preparation and departs from the school upon completion of lunch. Inquires should be made prior to meal service time or immediately after meal service. Please check with your school to determine the best time to contact the food service manager in the event that you have questions.


Refunds are addressed at the school level and require a written request. Please contact the food service manager for a refund.


Student account balances can be obtained on  at no charge to you. Your student’s account balance, either positive or negative, from the previous school year will roll into the new school year unless a refund has been requested.


Menus can be found on the St Johns County School District Website under the Food & Nutrition Services Department tab.

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