Cafeteria Procedures

Last Updated: 7/11/2023 7:57 PM

Meals should be paid for in advance or paid daily. Checks and cash are accepted at each school or you may pay online with a credit, debit card, or e-check. If you would like to prepay your student’s meal account online, please visit the Parent Portal. You can make payments, view balances, view meal histories, and receive low-balance notifications. Payments can be applied to multiple lunch accounts under one transaction.

Applications for free or reduced meals are accepted all year long. You can now access the form through the Parent Portal. A new application needs to be filled out each school year. Only one application needs to be filled out for each family. You can mail these forms to the central office or have your student turn them in to the cafeteria staff at their school.




Savannah Hix 
Director of Nutrition,

Ashley McClellan
School Nutrition Manager,


Jefferson City Schools Food Service Department is committed to providing each student with a healthy, affordable, and safe meal that is served by caring individuals so students are ready to learn when they get to the classroom. School breakfast and lunch are planned and prepared according to standards that meet the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans in a safe and sanitary environment. The cafeterias serve as learning centers where students can acquire the knowledge to develop lifelong healthy eating habits

USDA’s federal nutrition regulations for school meals ensure that all meals offered are well-balanced and provide students with the fuel they need. Recent changes to the meal pattern regulations include an increase in fruits and vegetables (each student must select at least one serving), a greater variety of vegetables to include dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes, an increase in the availability of whole grain products, and a more age-appropriate caloric limit. Please visit each school's website to see the lunch menu.

Jefferson City Schools recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to students' well-being, growth, development, and readiness to learn. Please click on the link below to access the district's wellness policy. If you have any comments, suggestions, or a desire to be involved in the implementation of this policy, please contact Savannah Hix at 706-367-2800.

We look forward to dining with your children in our cafeterias.