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    The Madison City School System will be continuing with the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program for the 2024-2025 school year. 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 student qualified for free or reduced-priced meals in Madison City Schools during the 2023-2024 school year, they will receive the same eligibility for the first 30 school days, ending on September 12, 2024, of the 2024-2025 school year. If you do not reapply for Free and Reduced Meals, your student will return to Paid Meals on September 12, 2024. We will begin accepting new applications for the 2024-2025 school year on July 1, 2024. More information about the Free and Reduced program can be found here.

    The online application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals is available herePress Release regarding Free/Reduced applications here.


  • In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation*), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

    (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

    (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 


    *This language was added pursuant to the May 5, 2022, USDA memorandum. Howaver, the inclusion and applicability of this language is currently under challenge in the matter of The State of Tennessee, et al. v. USDA, et al., Case No. 3:22-cv-00257, and may be subject to change.

  • Contact Us

    With any questions regarding the Child Nutrition program, please email us at cnp@madisoncity.k12.al.us.