The Edgerton Local Schools Food Service Department provides students and staff with breakfast and lunch meals that are nutritious, appetizing, and appealing. Meals served at all levels meet the age-appropriate USDA nutritional requirements for a balanced meal, complying with Congress’s Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act that all districts must follow.
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National School Lunch Program
State of Ohio Budget Includes Reduced-Price Meal Funding
The Ohio Department of Education is thrilled to announce the State of Ohio FY24-FY25 biennial budget includes funding to cover the cost of providing no-cost breakfast and no-cost lunch to students qualifying for reduced-price meals. Starting in school year 2023-2024, the budget language requires public and chartered nonpublic schools that participate in the National School Breakfast or Lunch Program to provide a breakfast or lunch at no cost to each student eligible for a reduced-price breakfast or lunch. The state will then reimburse the schools 30 cents per reduced-price breakfast served and 40 cents per reduced-price lunch served. On the effective date of Oct. 3, 2023, the budget bill requires all participating schools to provide the no-cost meal to each eligible student although schools may and are encouraged to start the school year without collecting money from reduced-price students.
Schools will continue to certify students for free or reduced meals and count and claim meals as free, reduced or paid. Schools simply will not collect money from reduced-price eligible students starting in school year 2023-2024. The Department will share additional updates as the process for reimbursing schools for the reduced-price breakfasts and lunches served is finalized.
For more information go to https://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/Food-and-Nutrition/National-School-Lunch-Program