The food services office is located in the Educational Support and Distribution Center at 110 McDonald Drive. We employ 105 people and operate on a $4.3 million budget. We serve an average of 6,000 lunches and 1,200 breakfast meals per day. Therefore, federal and state regulations, as well as our local guidelines, govern our food service programs.
We have 15 preparation kitchens and 3 satellite kitchens. This enables us to provide students with a fresh, quality product.
The food services department operates within guidelines set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture through the Child Nutrition Program administered by the State of Kansas Department of Education.
To make online payments with a debit/credit card- www.myschoolbucks.com Many parents have found the service provided by MySchoolBucks.com very helpful. You can register at this site, and then look at student purchase histories and set-up an email notification of low balances if you wish. This service is available to all parents even if they do not want to use the online payment program. Payments take 24 hours to post to your student's account.
The 2019-2020 SY Request for Proposals is out now! If you're a farmer, producer, or vendor interested in selling to the USD 497 School District, please check out the RFP below. Proposals are due February 15, 2019.