The Madison City School System is excited to provide free meals to our students during the 2021-2022 School year. We will be operating under the Seamless Summer Option guidelines, which meet the same nutritional requirements as the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. All schools will be open sites and will offer a complete breakfast and lunch meal each school day. Meals are planned by a Registered Dietitian and comply with standards set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture. The Madison City School Board encourages all students to support the school lunch program by purchasing a school-made meal each day. This site contains information designed to make this process simple and convenient.
The Madison City School System participates in the Offer vs. Serve program. All students in grades Pre-K through 12th grade shall be permitted to decline any one of the four items offered at breakfast; however, every student must select a fruit or fruit juice. Students may decline two of the five items offered at lunch; however, every student must select a fruit or a vegetable.
For more information on the National School Lunch Program, please visit the national website here.
If your child was free or reduced in Madison City Schools during the 2020-2021 school year, they will be the same eligibility for the first 30 school days of the 2021-2022 school year. Every student should receive a paper copy of the application on their first day of school; however, it is only necessary to complete one application (online or paper) per household per year. If you feel that you need a paper application, you may stop by the Madison City Schools Central Office at 211 Celtic Drive to pick up one or you may email the Child Nutrition bookkeeper at firstname.lastname@example.org and one will be emailed back to you.
Non-Discrimination Statement: 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:
(1) mail: 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: email@example.com.