Meal Prices and Procedures

Central Community School System 2016-2017 Meal Prices

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Attention All CCSS Parents,

Disaster relief has been granted to the entire Central Community School District in the form of free meals which include both breakfast and lunch.  This status is for ALL enrolled CCSS students. This relief is effective beginning September 6, 2016 and will continue through September 30, 2016.  After September 30th all students will return to their previous lunch status.


Central Community School System 2016-2017 Meal Prices

Lunch                                                                  Breakfast

Month # of Days

Full Pay Elementary

Full Pay Secondary Reduced All Grades Visitors & Teachers   Full Pay All Grades Reduced All Grades Visitors & Teachers
    $1.90 $2.10 $0.40 $3.50   $1.25 $0.30 $2.00
August 15 $28.50 $31.50 $6.00 $52.50   $18.75 $4.50 $30.00
September 20 $38.00 $42.00 $8.00 $70.00   $25.00 $6.00 $40.00
October 20 $38.00 $42.00 $8.00 $70.00   $25.00 $6.00 $40.00
November 16 $30.40 $33.60 $6.40 $56.00   $20.00 $4.80 $32.00
December 15 $28.50 $31.50 $6.00 $52.50   $18.75 $4.50 $30.00
January 16 $30.40 $33.60 $6.40 $56.00   $20.00 $4.80 $32.00
February 17 $32.30 $35.70 $6.80 $59.50   $21.25 $5.10 $34.00
March 22 $41.80 $46.20 $8.80 $77.00   $27.50 $6.60 $44.00
April 14 $26.60 $29.40 $5.60 $49.00   $17.50 $4.20 $28.00
May 17 $32.30 $35.70 $6.80 $59.50   $21.25 $5.10 $34.00
Total 172 $326.80 $361.20 $68.80 $602.00   $215.00 $51.60 $344.00



Method of Payment: Cash, check or money order / Online

Make check payable to: CCSS Child Nutrition Program or CCSS CNP (Checks will ONLY be accepted through April 10, 2017 - no exceptions.)

Write one check per school: In memo section of the check, write the student's name and point of service LUNCH NUMBER, if known.


  • If you pay for meals, it is recommended that you send August's payment on the first day of school.
  • Prepayment for meals by the month, week, or year is recommended. Cash payments may be accepted during meal service. It is preferred that any change due back be in the student's meal account. Students spend less time in line if meals are prepaid. You can maximize the time your child has to eat lunch by taking care of meal payments at the beginning of the month or week rather than in the lunch line. Charging is only allowed in extreme situations.   

PARENTS OF ELEMENTARY STUDENTS: Place check or cash payments in a sealed envelope that is labeled with the student's name, purpose for which money is intended, and amount sent.

If you owe for meals: If your child's account reaches negative $10.00 or more, he/she will receive an alternate meal of cheese sandwich and juice until the account is paid in full. NO CHARGING FOR EXTRAS.  Central High School: NO CHARGING.

Parents are to fill out ONE Free and Reduced Price Meal Application per family or apply ONLINE at The online application is now available in several languages, including Spanish, Chinese (Mandarine), Arabic, French, Filipino, and Vietnamese. The completed application form may be returned to the school cafeteria manager where your youngest child is enrolled or the Child Nutrition Office, 10510 Joor Road, Suite 300, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70818. Those students who received free or reduced price benefits last year will begin the new school year on the same status until September 22,2016. ****Students who have not filed a completed application will begin paying on September 23, 2016.

Refunds at the End of the Year

The computer software used by school food service at each school tracks meals payments and deductions for the purchase of meals or extra food items. Cash payments, check numbers and online payments are recorded. At the end of the school year, parents may receive a refund of unused money from the student's account by returning the request form to the CCSS Child Nutrition Program office prior to the last day of school. No refunds will be given after June 30, 2017. The request form is available at under District Office, Child Nutrition. Any remaining balance will be applied to the next school year.

Central Community School System is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or qualified disability. Central Community School System provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, or any disability. For question or complaints of alleged discrimination, contact the CCSS Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator at
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