Payments to a student's food service account can be made online, 24 hours a day, through Skyward Parent Access. Payments are processed through RevTrak, to provide a secure site for making payments. If a child's food service balance is low, you can add money using a Discover, Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card. Online payments through Parent Access are immediately posted to the student's food service account. All credit card statements will show the payment has been made to the Princeton ISD 477 School District. Parents will NOT be charged a fee for this service. We also accept cash or check at each school cafeteria.
All Schools: $1.40
Primary and Intermediate: $2.20
Middle School and High School: $2.30
Milk: $0.40 per carton
2nd Lunch - $2.85
Free and Reduced Lunch
Application for benefits are available at all times online through Skyward Parent Access (Food Service Tab), home page on District Website, in the District Office or at your child’s school’s main office. Families receiving benefits last year at any school must reapply at the beginning of this school year. Random income verification is required by the Federal Government. Questions, please call Deanna Cooley at (763) 389-6162.
Reduced status students for 2015-2016 receive free breakfast and lunch.
Kindergarten students for 2015-2016 receive free breakfast regardless of income status.
Offer vs. Serve
Princeton Schools utilizes the "Offer verses Serve" method for meal service. This provision allows children to choose food items that are offered rather than requiring them to take all foods listed on the menu. Students must choose at least three of the five food categories offered at lunch. Students are required to select a minimum of a 1/2 cup fruit or vegetable with each meal. Using this method reduces unnecessary food waste, acknowledges students' independent nature and ability to choose, and allows students to try new food items without having to take the entire portion.
It has been proven that parents who discuss food choices and encourage children to eat a variety of foods have a positive impact on a child's nutrient intake.
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, disability, age, 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Service Director