School Lunch Menu / Program

School Lunch Menu

What's for Lunch?

Daily Nutritional Components

Lunch Program

A well-balanced and nutritious lunch is available for all students at Lakeland School. The Hot Lunch Program is served family style and allows for quality interaction and the promotion of healthy eating habits and positive manners among all students. The monthly menu is sent home with all students as well as being posted on our website.

Free & Reduced Meals

We welcome all families to apply for free or reduced lunch rates at any time before or during the school year. Application forms for free and reduced meals are mailed prior to the start of the school year and are available from the School Lunch Coordinator at any time during the school year. They are processed within 10 days after all necessary information is received. 

Please send lunch money or a cold lunch with your child until you have returned your application and you have been notified of its approval. Parents are encouraged to send a nutritious lunch. Soda is not permitted as part of the Lunch Program.

Lunch Account Balance Inquiries

Quarterly lunch account updates are sent home with students in sealed envelopes. However, you may request email updates instead by contacting the School Lunch Coordinator at 262-741-4118. Contacting the School Lunch Coordinator is also encouraged for lunch account balance inquiries between account update statements.

Unpaid Meal Charges Policy

It is the expectation that student meals are paid for in advance. Daily meal costs are posted on the monthly menus which are distributed to all households and can be viewed via the Lakeland School webpage at (link to School Lunch Menu).

Notifications

Quarterly, written statements are sent home with students in sealed envelopes. Phone calls are placed when there is a lack of response to the statements and/or when overages meet or exceed $50, although phone calls may be placed to the parent/guardian when there is any delinquency. The Student & Parent Policy Handbook (PDF), as well as the written statements, provide contact information for lunch account balance inquiries.

Payment Options

If a lunch account becomes delinquent, a good faith payment plan may be offered by the school and may also be requested at any time by the parent/guardian. If a student's account is delinquent and that student has money to purchase a reduced or paid meal on any given day, the student will be provided a school meal. In the event the school has made every effort to contact the parent/guardian and the school has not received communications or payments from the parent/guardian, and if the parent/guardian does not send a cold lunch with their child, although not required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the school may offer the student a cold lunch in lieu of a hot lunch. Meal charges still apply to an alternate meal.

Legal Measures

In the event all above debt collection efforts have failed, Lakeland School of Walworth County, CDEB, reserves the right to file a small claims case/suit in an effort to recover unpaid meal charges. 

Policy Posting/Distribution

This policy is: 

  • Included in the back-to-school
  • Mailed ‘registration’ packets
  • Printed in the Student & Parent Policy Handbook (PDF)
  • Printed on the back of quarterly statements
  • Posted on the County/School website

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, 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
  3. Emailing USDA

Lakeland School of Walworth County is an equal opportunity provider.