Free & Reduced Lunch Information

  • Carl Junction R1 School District
    Food & Nutrition Department


    Carl Junction R1 School District Food & Nutrition Department welcomes you.


    We would like to inform you of our meal policy.  The Carl Junction School District participates in the National School Breakfast & Lunch Program.  We are an offer vs serve district, which means we offer 4 food items at breakfast and the student must take 3 of the 4 food items offered.  At lunch we offer 5 meal components and the student must take 3 of the 5 components and 1 component must be either a fruit or vegetable, to qualify for the free/reduced meal program or the full pay school meal pricing.

    Reduced breakfast is .30 cents reduced lunch .40 cents

    Full pay breakfast is $1.25 full pay lunch K-6 $2.50 7-12 $2.65 Adults $3.35

    Students K-4 are given a lunch ID card, students 5-12 have a lunch pin number. 


    Students are given a free/reduced meal application on the first day of school/or in the enrollment packet.  Meal applications may be filled out throughout the school year if needed.  Reduced and full pay students are required to maintain a positive meal account.  Once a student’s account reaches $5.00 a LOW balance notice is sent home via phone/email.  This is a curtesy so that your child’s meal account will not fall into the negative.  Once a Junior/Senior High student’s account falls negative, we are not able to offer that student meal services.  Students K-6 may charge up to a negative $5.00, but services will not be offered after the negative $5.00 has been reached.  Students will have the opportunity to call a parent to make an on-line payment or to bring a meal to the student.  Students eligible for free meals, will need to keep a positive balance if they are getting extra milk with a lunch tray, getting milk with a meal from home, or extra portions at the Junior/Senior high level.


    If you have any questions you may contact:


    Becky Baird

    Food & Nutritional Services Director


    If you are unable to view or download the application, please call us at 649-7026.

    Download Application Here