Food Service Employment Opportunities
The Food Service Department continues looking for permanent part-time and substitute staff members. If you are looking for part time school year work opportunities (generally 4-5.5 hours per day), the Food Service Department might just be the place for you. Please complete our online application and begin working on getting your background checks for employment.
Meals in 2023-2024
All students will be eligible for a free breakfast each day in 2023-2024, regardless of their family's financial status. Second breakfasts, incomplete meals, and a la carte items (ex. milk, juice cups, bottled water) will still need to be paid for at the advertised prices.
Students will be required to pay full price for lunch meals this year, unless they are approved for free/reduced price meals (through application, CEP, or direct certification). Applications will be sent home on the first day of school, but families may already fill them out online. Meal prices for 2023-2024 are found on the menus portion of the website. These prices as well as a la carte prices are subject to change if market conditions necessitate. Menus are online, but subject to change.
Physical Activity and Nutrition Advisory Council Seeks Members
The District’s Physical Activity and Nutrition Advisory Council (PANAC) serves as an advisory committee regarding student health issues, periodically reviewing and recommending changes to the District’s Student Physical Activity and Nutrition Policy. PANAC also serves as a Food Services Advisory Council providing students, parents/guardians, and staff the opportunity to provide feedback on the District’s Food Services Program.
PANAC continues currently looking for students, parents, and staff who may be interested in participating on the council for next year. Each building is encouraged to have a staff member, a parent, and/or a student participate. Meetings are scheduled for 3:00 at the Administration Center on September 19, 2023, November 8, 2023, February 14, 2024, and April 10, 2024. Please contact Dr. Argot ra[email protected] if you are interested in volunteering.
What does a meal look like?
We are providing “offer vs. serve” this year. This means that food service will offer fruit, vegetable, milk, grain, and meat or meat alternative for lunch, but students only need to take three of these components. One must be a fruit or a vegetable. For instance, a chicken patty on a bun with sliced apples would count as a meal. Milk is not a requirement. Students may have two fruits and two vegetables as part of their free meal.
Parents of students who have a medical necessity for variations to the meal requirements are encouraged to have their student's medical provider complete and return the Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service to your school's office.
DHS maintains a P-EBT website for families: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/coronavirus/Pages/P-EBT-Guide.aspx . The DHS P-EBT customer support center for families can be reached by phone at 877-343-0179, or via online inquiry form: https://www.pennebt.com/en/