School Meals Announcement
Community Unit School District 200 is excited to announce participation in the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) for School Year 2021-22. This means that meals will be available at no cost to all enrolled students. SSO is administered by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). SSO is traditionally a program option for schools during the summer but flexibilities due to the pandemic make it available for the upcoming year.
SSO meals are a healthy balanced selection of grains, vegetables, milk, fruits, and protein foods. Check out this MyPlate Guide to School Lunch (https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/tn/SL_Infographic_81216a.pdf) and MyPlate Guide to School Breakfast (https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/tn/SB_Infographic_81216a.pdf).
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FOOD SERVICE UPDATE - July 15, 2021
Regulations require Districts participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to set prices for paid meals at a rate that is more equal with funds brought in from free and reduced-price meal reimbursements. This requirement is know as Paid Lunch Equity (PLE).
For the 2021-2022 school year, we will be operating the NSLP Seamless Summer Option (SSO), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued waivers for Districts operating SSO, which allows us to provide meals to all students at no cost. Therefore, all meals are free to every student again this year. However, students will be charged for any a la carte items taken, such as extra milk (not taken with a meal).
Even though all meals are free this year, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has suggested school districts maintain PLE and publish pricing for the community to know where prices would stand if SSO were not available. Therefore, as was presented to and approved by the Board of Education on July 14, 2021, we have increased the price for a paid lunch from $3.05 to $3.15 for the 2021-2022 school year.
Please contact Lisa Maher, Director of Business Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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