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  • Central High School
    Principal: Jon Flynn
    1120 Main Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52803
    Phone: (563) 723-5400
    Fax: (563) 445-5952

  • Meal Information and Pricing

    Davenport Community School District (DCSD) cafeterias offer meals that are well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. Breakfast and lunch are offered at all DCSD schools. Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school meals!

    School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. A wide variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes are offered weekly. Students may take 1-2 servings of fruit and 2 servings of vegetables daily with their lunch.  A full serving of at least one fruit or vegetable and at least two other menu items must be selected to qualify for the unit meal price. For the best value students should make selections from all 5 food groups.  Monthly menus are posted on the DSCD website, www.davenportschools.org, under Departments & Services > Food & Nutrition Services.


    Effective 7/1/2018 Preschool Elementary Intermediate High School Reduced Adult
    Breakfast $1.40 $1.40 $1.60 $1.60 $.30 $2.20
    Lunch $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $3.00 $.40 $4.00

    Although meals and milk can be purchased daily, prepayment for 5, 10 or 20 days is encouraged.  Students are less likely to forget money or run out and it is more convenient for parents.  Charging/credit meals are not allowed for students in grades 6-12.  Cashiers will verbally remind the students when the account is low.

    Unflavored milk is available in 1% fat and fat-free (skim). Fat-free chocolate milk is offered daily. Strawberry milk is offered on an occasional basis. The meal price includes 1-8 oz. carton of milk. Additional cartons of milk may be purchased for $.55 per carton. This includes the purchase of milk to accompany meals brought from home.

    Intermediate and High schools offer a variety of snack items and beverages for purchase, including cookies, baked chips, water, 100% juice, and Gatorade. If you wish to limit snack purchases, limits may be placed on an account by contacting the site manager directly. The site manager and the Food & Nutrition Office is able provide a history of spending if desired.

    Davenport Community Schools has an online payment system. Click here for access: My School Bucks Online Payment System

    Low Balance Notice / Meal Charging

    Charging/credit meals are not allowed for students in grades 6-12.  When the account reaches $8.00 cashiers will verbally remind secondary students of the need to replenish funds daily. Secondary students without money to pay for a meal will be referred to the school office for assistance–no item will be provided without payment at time of service.

    For students in grades K-5, a reminder notice will be sent home with the child when the account balance is low ($8.00). Elementary students will not be refused food. The Superintendent approved procedure for elementary students who do not have money for meals is the following:

    An elementary student will be allowed to receive a menu lunch up to three days and must repay the cost of the lunches (credit meals are not offered at breakfast). Families will be contacted regarding the need for funds and meal repayment during the 3-days. If meals are not repaid promptly with funds restored to the student’s account, the student will receive milk and be allowed one (1) trip to the food bar to select 1 serving of fruit and up to two (2) servings of vegetables. The family will be encouraged to complete an application for meal benefits and the student referred to the school office for follow-up.

    If your family is experiencing financial difficulty, please contact the cafeteria manager or the Food & Nutrition Office for assistance. Outstanding meal charges at year-end will be applied to the student school fee statement and will carry over until paid in full.

    Free and reduced price meal applications

     If any family member receives food assistance or FIP, your students may already be approved for free meals. Watch for a letter from Davenport Community Schools notifying you that your student(s) have already been approved based on your participation in these federal/state assistance programs. If you receive this notification letter, no further action is required.

    If a meal application is necessary, it may now be completed online at https://www.myschoolapps.com/ . Families will receive a letter confirming meal benefit status after the application is processed.  Cash payment for meals is expected until the confirmation letter is issued (See   My School Bucks Online Payment System for online deposits to your child’s meal account).  If a paper meal benefit application is preferred, contact the District’s Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) Department, 1008 West Kimberly Rd., 563-336-4430, between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

    Free or reduced price meals cannot be provided without prior approval. You may apply at any time during the school year if your household size goes up, income goes down, or if you start getting Food Assistance, FIP, or other benefits. If you lose your job, your children may be able to get free or reduced price meals. The reduced price breakfast is $.30 and the reduced price lunch is $.40 for all grade levels.

    For questions or assistance contact Anne, 563-336-7430 or averya@mail.davenport.k12.ia.us.

    Requests for meal modifications / special diets
    If your child has dietary restrictions such as an allergy to certain foods, please fill out a Diet Modification Request and submit it to your school’s office/nurse.

    Catering service for District sponsored events is available.  A catering catalog with the many delicious choices of breakfast pastries, desserts, fruit and vegetable trays, cheese trays, beverages, boxed meals, and complete sit down dinners is available.  Please call the Food & Nutrition Services office for a copy or call our catering manager, Christa Andersen in the Bakery (336-7640).