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

Breakfast is offered on all 1/2 days.


Our District operates under the National School Lunch Program and offers healthy meals to all students.

Central School District offers free and reduced priced meals for those who are eligible.

You may apply for the program at any time during the school year. Applications are always available online in Skyward Family Access. A new application must be completed and on file for each new school year.

This program includes one free breakfast and one free lunch each school day. Any items purchased individually (ex. Milk) will be charged at a la carte pricing.

Reduced price meals are $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch at all schools.

If your family received a letter stating your child(ren) are Directly Certified for Free meals through the State of Illinois, an application is not required.


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.