Lexington Public Schools serves high quality school lunch and breakfast at a very reasonable price. We believe that your child’s health and nutrition is a top priority. Our suggestion is that you estimate the amount of your child’s food service and send payment on a monthly basis, or immediately after each payday, whichever is more convenient for you. Keeping an adequate balance in your child’s account assures continuing food service for your child.
For your convenience, you can check your child’s balance online.
Login instructions are:
Click on the PowerSchool link provided.
**** Students must maintain a positive balance in their lunch account to be eligible to participate in school meals.****
****Deposits can be made at your child’s school or the Central Office. ****
Children need healthy meals to learn. Lexington Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.00 elementary $1.10 secondary; lunch costs $1.70 elementary $1.90 secondary. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals. Reduced price is $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch. If your child(ren) qualified for free or reduced price meals at the end of last school year, you must submit a new application by September 23rd, 2021 in order to avoid an interruption in meal benefits.
Do the members of your household lack a permanent address? Are you staying together in a shelter, hotel, or other temporary housing arrangement? Does your family relocate on a seasonal basis? Are any children living with you who have chosen to leave their prior family or household?
If you believe children in your household meet these descriptions and haven’t been told your children will get free meals
Please call or e-mail
No. Use one Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application for all students in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information.
Return the completed application to: Keri Fagot, 300 S Washington, Lexington, NE 68850, 308-324-1203.
No, but please read the letter you got carefully and follow the instructions.
If any children in your household were missing from your eligibility notification, contact Keri Fagot immediately.
300 S Washington
Lexington, NE 68850
You are encouraged to complete an online application instead of a paper application if your school district makes this option available. The online application has the same requirements and will ask you for the same information as the paper application. LPS does not have an online application at this time.
Yes. Your child’s application is only good for that school year and for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new application unless the school told you that your child is eligible for the new school year. If you do not send in a new application that is approved by the school or you have not been notified that your child is eligible for free meals, your child will be charged the full price for meals.
Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced price meals. Please send in an application.
Yes. We may also ask you to send written proof of the household income you report.
Yes, you may apply at any time during the school year. For example, children with a parent or guardian who becomes unemployed may become eligible for free and reduced price meals if the household income drops below the income limit.
Yes. You, your children, or other household members do not have to be U.S. citizens to apply for free or reduced price meals.
List the amount that you normally receive. For example, if you normally make $1000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only made $900, put down that you made $1000 per month. If you normally get overtime, include it, but do not include it if you only work overtime sometimes. If you have lost a job or had your hours or wages reduced, use your current income.
Household members may not receive some types of income we ask you to report on the application, or may not receive income at all. Whenever this happens, please write a 0 in the field. However, if any income fields are left empty or blank, those will also be counted as zeroes. Please be careful when leaving income fields blank, as we will assume you meant to do so.
Your basic pay and cash bonuses must be reported as income. If you get any cash value allowances for off-base housing, food, or clothing, it must also be included as income. However, if your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance as income. Any additional combat pay resulting from deployment is also excluded from income.
List any additional household members on a separate piece of paper, and attach it to your application.
Contact Keri Fagot to receive a second application.
300 S Washington
Lexington, NE 68850
To find out how to apply for SNAP or other assistance benefits, please go online to ACCESSNebraska.ne.gov or call 1-800-383-4278.
For questions about dining times or locations. Please reach out to the individual school.