Only preschool students attending the Early Learning Academy are required to complete a free or reduced lunch application. Students at ELA may qualify for free or reduced meals depending on their family income and/or family size. When applying for a student at ELA, please remember to include all children in the household regardless of whether or not siblings may attend a CEP school, as qualification is based on total family size.
Students in all other buildings are covered by the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) and are eligible for a free breakfast and lunch daily. Students covered by CEP are responsible for the cost of a la carte items and any extra meals or milk.
If you have SNAP/TANF benefits, you will need to know your complete case number in order to fill out an application
OrganicLifeⓇ delivers healthy and delicious school meals based on the USDA’s nutrition guidelines so that students are engaged and ready to learn in school. All meals include a variety of fresh fruit and vegetable choices, and a variety of chilled non-fat or low-fat milk.
School Breakfast and Lunch Prices
Our goal is to provide excellent nutrition for your child at prices you can afford. The table below shows prices:
All district #129 schools will fall under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for this school year. Students will receive Breakfast and lunch at no charge, each student will receive 1 breakfast & 1 lunch, if the student wants a 2ndmeal, they will have to pay for the 2nd meal. The meal will come with a milk, if your student wants a 2nd milk that will be a charge ($0.55). If your student brings a lunch from home, the district will provide a milk and the 2nd one will be a charge.
Middle School & High School Ala Carte
For Ala Carte purchases (snack bar) the students will have to pay at the time of transaction or have money on their MySchoolBucks account. Students will not be able to build a balance for this service. Ala Carte will not be open till the end of September beginning of October.
West Aurora Schools have implemented a computerized debit system that will replace the traditional cash registers in the cafeteria lunch lines. Students will still be able to pay cash on a daily basis as they have in the past.
To use the service, you must first enroll at the website. A valid email address is required, as you will receive payment confirmations via email. The school receives a list of credit card payments made on the MySchoolBucks website each morning. You then can go to your MySchoolBucks account and view your student's current balance. There is no additional charge to your credit card for this service; this is a FREE service to the parents of our school district.
A cash debit account is created by making a payment of a specific dollar amount ($5.00, $10.00, $20.00, etc...) to the cafeteria. These funds are then deposited into your student's debit account and are available to your child when purchasing meals at the elementary, middle and high schools as well as a la carte foods that are available at the middle and high schools. There are no limitations as to what may be purchased or how many purchases can be made. The account balance simply decreases as purchases take place.