Central School District offers both breakfast and lunch on every full school day.

Breakfast is offered on all 1/2 days.


We are pleased to inform you that Central School District #104 will be implementing a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the current school year.

What does this mean for you and your children attending Central School District #104?

Great news for you and your students!  All enrolled students of Central Elementary and Joseph Arthur Middle School are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2022-2023 school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a breakfast or lunch fee or submit an application.


Each cafeteria operates on a debit system. Deposit any amount onto the students account and he/she has access to that money when entering their personal ID/PIN number at meal time.

Students may bring money to school with them in an envelope that includes their name, ID number, homeroom (if pertinent), date and amount.

We suggest students turn this money in prior to lunch so that it may be deposited early and ready for their use during meal service.

One check may be written for multiple students - even if they attend different schools. Simply note on the envelope the amount each student should receive.


Parents may pay for school meals online. Access this option through the district website and choose the parent tab. Then choose Skyward/Family Access and the Food Service tab. Once you have set up an account and password, you will be able to monitor your child/children's account, set up email notifications and monitor their accounts online. This is our vehicle to communicate account information with our parents.


An email will be generated when your child's account reaches a + $5.00 or below; giving parents enough time to add money to their student's accounts.

You may turn these notices on and off thru your Family Access account.

Civil Rights Information

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) fax: 202-690-7442: or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.