Euclid City Schools News Article

Food For Thought

Food Service Department Update

To communicate all of the services provided to our students by the Food Service Department information pertinent to that end can be found below:

We have held pricing for lunch steady for the first time in four years. No increase has been issued as we investigate the possibility of potential positive changes to come in the 2017-2018 school year. This past spring, we began investigating the impact that the CEP (Community Eligibility Program) universal free lunch program would fiscally have on the district. At that time, we decided to methodically and completely investigate the ramifications of the financial impact to other federal programs from which the district benefits. A task force has been assembled to study the universal free lunch program with the expectation that we will begin offering the program next school year. We have already offered ALL district families, regardless of income, a daily FREE breakfast since 2009.

With the addition of the eighth-graders to the high school, we have added a second cafeteria line to service the 10th-12th graders in the E-room, while the eighth and ninth graders will dine in the original cafeteria.

In addition to the positive changes occurring within the school district, for the past 12 years, the district has also taken advantage of a federal grant to promote health and nutrition during the summer months. This program offers children 18 and under the opportunity for a free breakfast and lunch at various locations throughout the city of Euclid. More than 13,200 free meals (6,000 breakfast and 7,200 lunch) were served to our young residents this summer.

The Euclid Schools Food Service Department continues their commitment to serve health and wellness needs of the Euclid community.

School Lunches

· Prices are Stable- Prices for meals will remain this year at $2.50 (Elementary), $2.60 (Middle School) and $2.70 (High School)

· We are working with Quarry Hill Orchards in Berlin Heights, Ohio to provide more locally grown fruit for our menu.

High School

  • The new grade alignment at the high school has given us an opportunity to add a satellite lunchroom in the E-Room Ballroom area.

o The location dictates that service is more convenience-driven.

o At present, the new satellite location will offer different options than the traditional service in the cafeteria.

§ Option 1 will provide the student to prepare an express salad consisting of a limited number of bar options to expedite service time.

§ Option 2 will offer the posted menu of the day with a side salad option

§ Option 3 will offer a personal pan pizza prepared from a conveyor oven on site.

Breakfast Vending

  • We will roll out a breakfast vending option that will mirror the daily breakfast offering. It will be used, primarily, to handle overflow service. It will be of particular assistance when we open earlier for breakfast. Also, when the breakfast lines are exceptionally busy, a student can use their PIN number to access the same free breakfast.

Lunch Applications

· Eligible students from last year will be eligible this year until a new application is filed for this year, or September 27th.

· If there are any open houses before September 27th, we would be happy to provide assistance to an area where parents can fill out the lunch applications, online.

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