Meal Prices


Regular Meal Price$1.35
Reduced Meal Price$0.30
Adult Meal Price$2.25
Extra Milk$0.55
Extra Juice$0.35


Regular Meal Price (K-6)$2.20
Regular Meal Price (7-12)$2.20
Reduced Meal Price$0.40
Adult Meal Price$3.85
Extra Milk$0.55
Extra Juice$0.35

Free and Reduced Lunches

To qualify for free and reduced lunches, an application must be filled out, one per household with each student listed and returned to the school office or cafeteria office. Applications will be reviewed and approved or disapproved according to federal guidelines. Click here to view more information about these guidelines.

Students who qualified for the program last year will continue on the program for the first 30 days of the new school year. Free and reduced meal prices only apply to first servings, students who receive second trays will be charged an adult meal price. Parents are invited and encouraged to periodically join their students in dining in the cafeteria.

Applications are available at each school office. You may also apply for free and reduced meals with our online application. Click the link below for the online application.

Free & Reduced Meal Online Application

Meal Charges & Alternative Meals

It is the policy of the Sheridan School District to allow students to charge meals only on occasion when money is unavailable and the student would have to miss meal service. This is a courtesy extended to the student and should not occur on a regular basis.

Students will be allowed to charge a maximum of $30.00. Once a student reaches that limit, an alternate meal may be provided. The district does not provide credit for students to charge for a la carte in the school food service areas. Meals, a la carte, or other food and beverage items may be purchased by either providing payment for the items at the time of receipt or by having a prepaid account with the District that may be charged for the items. Parents, or students choosing to do so, may pay in advance for meals, a la carte, or other food and beverage items through any of the following methods:

• Submitting cash or check payment at the cafeteria’s or in lock boxes, located by the school office. Student’s first and last name is required.

• Depositing funds through the District’s online service; at EZschoolpay.com

A student’ guardian will be contacted by authorized District personnel regarding a student’s negative balance at the following times:

• If a student charges $10.00, the Food Service Manager will call the guardian.

• If a student charges $18.00, the Food Service Director will call the guardian.

• If a student charges $25.00, the Building Administrator will call the guardian.

Emails will be made twice a week for low balances in accounts. Phone calls/text and emails will be sent daily for all negative balances until the charges have been paid.

All unpaid meal charges at the end of the school year will be carried forward with the student to the next grade level. These charges are considered “delinquent debt” since the possibility of collection still exists as long as the student is active in the district. Records of all student account balances will be printed and filed in the office of the Food Service Director at the end of each fiscal year. If payment is not received, the Superintendent or his/her designee may take one or more of the following actions:

1. Delay the issuance of report cards, transfer cards, and class assignments until the obligations are met.

2. Prohibit student participation in senior activities or graduation exercises.

Alternative Meals

As a last resort, the District provides alternative meals at no cost to students whose accounts do not have enough funds to purchase a meal. Alternative meals are available during regular serving time.

• Alternative Breakfast provided: cereal, fruit and milk

• Alternative lunch provided: sandwich, vegetable, fruit and milk

Students who have submitted proper documentation to receive a meal substitution in accordance with Policy 4.50—SCHOOL LUNCH SUBSTITUTIONS shall receive the same type of substitution for an alternative meal.