Free and Reduce Lunch (2016-2017):
Our food and nutrition service department's purpose is to provide nutritious, whole-some meals to our children in cost-effective manner. Our basic philosophy is "Eat to Learn-Learn to Eat." We look at our kitchens and cafeteria as classrooms. Good health is important for learning and good eating habits are imperative to good health.
Dassel-Cokato school serves breakfast and lunch each school day.
Parents should note that only the first meal of each day qualifies for free and reduced treatment for those approved for the program. Second meals are charged at the regular price to the parents. Legislation enacted by the state to provide students who qualify for reduced-price lunches, to now qualify for breakfast and lunch at no charge. If you have questions about the application process for free or reduced meals, please call the district office at 320-286-4100 ext.1013 for information and assistance.
Each family within the district has established for them a family account which can be accessed only by members of that family. The family account is activated when money has been deposited to it. Money should be sent to the District Office (see payment form). Once the money is received, the family account will be activated and each member will receive a five-digit number. Students will enter this number into the computer located at the end of the lunch line. The computer will deduct the proper amount for the family lunch account. It is the student's responsibility to check the computer screen after entering their number to see if the account reads "low balance." Low balance indicates that money needs to be deposited before their next purchase. Students will not be eligible to participate in the lunch program if the account balance goes to $0.
All meals served must meet standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. If a child has been determined by a physician to have a disability and the disability prevents the child from eating the regular meal, we will make modifications or substitutions prescribed by the physician at no additional charge.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800)795-3272 or (202)720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.