Euclid City Schools News Article

Euclid Schools introduce free breakfast and lunch program for all students

EUCLID, Ohio--Don’t worry about forgetting your lunch money or your lunch. Euclid Schools are proud to announce that all students, preschool through 12th-grade will receive free breakfast and lunch each school day during the 2017-2018 school year. Every student, regardless of family income level, in every district school building will receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at no charge each day. Students will continue to receive the same high-quality meals provided by our Food Service Department.

Students will not be charged for a daily breakfast and lunch.  If they only want a meal component (example: milk = $0.50), they will be charged the a la carte price for the item.  

Students may continue to bring money to school to put on their account for a la carte purchases.  If a student wants an additional breakfast or lunch once the first is served, an a la carte charge for the meal will be charged if the student has the money on account.  We will no longer provide credit for any food outside the breakfast and lunch served daily for free.  

For questions or more information on this new program, contact Director of Food Services George Ule at 216-797-2947 or email

Frequently Asked Questions:

How is the district funding this program?

Missing meals and experiencing hunger impairs the development and achievement of children. We believe that no child should experience what it feels like to go hungry. A key element of the USDA Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was the provision called the Community Eligibility Provision. This provision provides school districts in low-income areas an alternative approach for operating school meal programs.  Instead of collecting individual applications for free and reduced-price meals, the CEP allows districts that meet eligibility requirements to use information from other programs, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Ohio Works First (OWF) to determine the level of Federal funding for the school meal programs. Food service can concentrate on the things we do best, making sure that our students receive a healthy breakfast and lunch, daily.

Will this program be available beyond the 2016-2017 school year?

It is in place for the entire 2017-18 school year.  Its sustainability will be reviewed, by state and district personnel, annually.

Are a la carte items still available? How can my child pay for them?

A la carte items will still be available. Students may pay for these items using cash or money on their account using the online prepayment system. Credit is not allowed.

Do I still need to submit a Free and Reduced Lunch application?

No, those applications are no longer necessary.

I have a balance on my account from last year. What happens to that money?

The balance will remain in your child’s name. Money may be used for a la carte purchases.

I have a negative existing balance on my account. Do I still need to pay that?

The balance will remain in your child’s name. The negative balance is a debt owed to the food service department. They use these funds for operational  purposes. The negative balance has been referred to the district Finance Office.

I have more questions. Who can I contact?

For questions or more information on this new program, contact Director of Food Services George Ule at 216-797-2947 or email


The Euclid City School District is located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Euclid rests just 13-miles east of downtown Cleveland, on the southern shore of Lake Erie. Our district provides enhanced educational and extracurricular opportunities for over 5,400 students enrolled in preschool through grade 12. With four elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and one Early Learning Center, Euclid Schools are committed to delivering a high-quality educational experience through every lesson, to every student, every day.

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