School Meals Update


As of March 2022, Congress declined to provide USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) authorization to extend National School Lunch program waivers to provide meals at no cost. School meal programs will return to normal operations when APS Summer School begins on July 5. The main change is that school lunch and breakfast will no longer be automatically served at no cost to all students.

If your student is attending summer school at Washington-Liberty, Dorothy Hamm, Escuela Key, Jamestown, or Abingdon, you must have a lunch application on file by June 30 to be eligible to receive free meals during summer school.

Students attending summer school at Carlin Springs, Randolph, and Barrett elementary schools will receive free meals because these schools qualify for Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). The CEP allows for certain schools to provide free meals based on the percentage of the student population eligible for free or reduced meals.

Summer Meal Pick Up Schedule
Carlin Springs, Randolph and Barrett elementary schools will also serve as food distribution centers during the summer school session. All students 18 and under can pick up free breakfast and lunch daily from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Parents and caregivers will be allowed to pick up meals for students.

Meal Prices for Summer School and Next School Year

  • Summer School: Elementary and secondary breakfast $1.75; Elementary lunch $3.05; Secondary $3.15
  • 2022-23 School Year: Elementary and secondary breakfast $1.80; Elementary lunch $3.10; Secondary $3.20
  • Barcroft, Barrett, Carlin Springs, Dr. Charles R. Drew and Randolph elementary schools are CEP schools and will provide meals at no cost next school year.