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School Nutrition

 

Assorted Berries

 

Farmers Salad- mixed fresh vegetable

Ms. Angela Cardwell  |  Director of Nutrition, SNS

(931) 454-2604

                                                                          angela.cardwell@tcsedu.net

                                                      "If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger"- Buzz Aldrin

MEAL ACCOUNT DEPOSITS 
 
Money can be sent in cash or check form to the schools.
  • It must be sealed in an envelope with the students name and amount enclosed.
  • The envelopes must be put in the money deposit boxes located in the cafeterias PRIOR to lunch service.
  • We will not be providing change so please send the exact amount you want deposited to your students meal account.
  • Depositing money BEFORE lunch service is optimal for quickening efficiency to get all the students through the lunch lines quickly and in their seats enjoying their meals. Less time in the lines and more time sitting and eating is our commitment and goal we continue to encourage with our students.
The third option is to deposit funds on the accounts through paypams.com with a credit card. 
Thank you for working together with us to keep students and faculty safety as our number one priority.

 

                                                                                                    MEAL CHARGE POLICY

The following charge policy was approved by the Tullahoma City BOE.

School meal programs that allow meal charges must have a written policy defining the guidelines for charging meals. Uncollected charges that are deemed bad debt must be paid from a source other than school nutrition program federal funds. 

1. Faculty and technology departments in Tullahoma City Schools may not charge  or eat at no cost. Only the custodial/ Maintenance staff is allowed to eat for free that work with our department, along with cafeteria staff. 

2. Students are not allowed to charge ala carte items.

3. Students in Alternative School will not be allowed any charges. 

4. The Board of Education will reimburse the school nutrition program for unpaid charges.

5.  Students will not be denied meals regardless of how much money is owed. Staff will work with student and family to try and give financial assistance through Free and Reduced Application Process as well as searching the database for Directly Certified students on the State database. 

USDA no longer has the authority to extend school meal waivers for this upcoming 2022-23 school year allowing schools to offer meals to all students at no charge, as such, this year we will resume school meal service through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. We have four schools in our district that qualify as Community Eligibility Provision schools (CEP) based on their poverty levels and we are happy to be able to continue feeding the students at these schools at no cost for breakfast and lunch. These schools are East Middle School, East Lincoln Elementary, Jack T Farrar and Bel-Aire Elementary. If you have students attending these schools, you will not need to fill out an application for Free and Reduced Priced Meals because all meals are free.

Robert E Lee, West Middle and THS did not qualify and will resume their Free/Reduced and Paid meal status. Applications for free and reduced priced meals will be sent home with every child at these schools the first week of school. Every child that enrolls at these schools throughout the school year can apply at any time. Applications are available in the school office, this website on the free/reduced application/nutrition information link and at the administration building. Only one application is necessary per HOUSEHOLD. You can apply at any time in the school year. Meal pricing is available at each school and in the previous tab labeled Food Prices.

Our staff will continue to work with students and families  as well by searching for Directly Certified students on the Tennessee State database each month.  

After School Snacks will be free district wide based on area eligibility and available for all activities held on campus. Contact your school cafeteria manager to enroll your after school activities in our FREE SNACK PROGRAM at any time.

Mission Statement

The Tullahoma City Schools Nutrition Program vision is to feed children nutritious and delicious meals, one day at a time.

USDA Nondiscrimination 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 he 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; or

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

3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.