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LPSS Expands Food Distribution for Remainder of Academic Year



LPSS Meal Service for 2020-2021

Important Updates for 2020-2021


Meal Benefits


2020-2021 Meals FAQ


Online Payment (My School Bucks)

Apply for Meal Benefits (Non-CEP schools)

Special Dietary Needs Form: Diet Prescription for Meals At School 2020-2021 Form

Student Meal Account Refund Form



Important Updates for 2020-2021

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Child Nutrition Services has made a number of changes to how it provides meals for the current school year. Please review the information below.

2020-2021 Meals Update Press Release

Classroom Meals:
For health/safety reasons, students attending in-person classes (whether full-time or on A/B schedule) will not be eating in the cafeteria; rather, they will retrieve breakfast and lunch “Classroom Meals” designed to be taken back to the classroom (or alternate location) and eaten there. These will be hot meals prepared by cafeteria staff — the only difference is that they will be consumed elsewhere. Menus for Classroom Meals can be found here


Special Dietary Needs

For students with special dietary needs, a new form must be submitted for the current school year: Diet Prescription for Meals At School 2020-2021 Form


Meal Benefits

UPDATE: (10/14/20) Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a nationwide waiver that will allow public school systems across the country to continue to offer all students, regardless of income eligibility, daily breakfast and lunch meals at no charge effective immediately. This waiver will be valid through May 2021 or until available funds are depleted (whichever comes first).

Under this extension, all LPSS students can receive daily breakfast and lunch meals at no cost, including both on-campus meals. Snack meals for after-school care programs will also be provided at no charge. All COVID-19 safety precautions will continue to be in effect during this time as well.


Does my child qualify for Meal Benefits?

Students can qualify to receive free or reduced daily meals (breakfast and lunch “Classroom Meals”) through either of two paths:

1. CEP: Attend one of the 36 LPSS schools (see list below) which are automatically qualified through the CEP (Community Eligibility Provision) Program. All students enrolled at these schools are eligible to receive free meals and do not need to apply for Meal Benefits.

2. Non-CEP: Apply for traditional Meal Benefits for 2020-21 either online via MySchool Apps, or via application forms available at non-CEP schools, or the Child Nutrition Office. Only one application is needed per household, even if students attend multiple schools.
Eligibility: All children in households receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Food Distribution Program on an Indian Reservation, or families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), can get free meal benefits regardless of their income. Also, children living in a household that has a gross income within the specified range for the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines are eligible to receive meal benefits.

Households that do not qualify for meal benefits can pay for meals online or by check made payable to the student’s school cafeteria. To minimize contact during the pandemic, cash will not be accepted at the school site.

***Lafayette Online Academy students’ eligibility is derived from the student’s base school, which can be confirmed in the Parent Portal. If LOA is listed as the base school, please note that LOA is a Non-CEP school, meaning parents must apply for Meal Benefits.

Which LPSS schools automatically provide free Meal Benefits to all students via CEP?

CEP Schools
Acadian Middle School
Acadiana High School
Dr. Raphael Baranco Elementary School
Alice Boucher Elementary School
L. J. Alleman Middle School
Paul Breaux Middle School
Broussard Middle School
Charles Burke Elementary School
Carencro Heights Elementary School
Carencro Middle School
Carencro High School
Ovey Comeaux High School
Katharine Drexel Elementary School
Duson Elementary School
Evangeline Elementary School
J. W. Faulk Elementary School
Ernest Gallet Elementary School
J. Wallace James Elementary School
L. Leo Judice Elementary School
Judice Middle School
Lafayette Middle School
Lerosen Preparatory School
Green T. Lindon Elementary School
Live Oak Elementary School
Edgar Martin Middle School
Cpl. Michael Middlebrook Elementary School
S. J. Montgomery Elementary School
Myrtle Place Elementary School
Northside High School
Ossun Elementary School
Prairie Elementary School
Ridge Elementary School
Scott Middle School
Truman Early Childhood Education Center
Westside Elementary School
Woodvale Elementary School


Which LPSS schools require parents to apply for free or reduced meal benefits (Non-CEP)?

Non-CEP Schools
Martial F. Billeaud Elementary School
Broadmoor Elementary School
David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy
Early College Academy
Lafayette High School
Lafayette Online Academy
Milton Elementary/Middle School
E. J. Sam Accelerated School of Lafayette
Southside High School
Youngsville Middle School

Questions and concerns regarding eligibility for either type of Meal Benefit Program can be directed to the Meal Benefits Coordinator at 337-521-7375 or

2020-2021 Meal Benefits Documents:



Online Meal Payment

Click here to view account balance, add funds or pay for meals. The pricing below applies to Classroom Meals; payment (using MySchoolBucks) works the same for both kinds of meals.

Meal Pricing


Meal Payments & Prices: Please visit this page for more information on meal payments.


2020-21 Meals FAQs:

Q: Can my student pick up the meals himself/herself while at school on Friday?
A: Unfortunately, with the additional precautions in place regarding student movement and congregation, we cannot offer a student-pickup option at this time.

Q: I was unable to pick up the meals I ordered. Can I get a refund? Or reschedule pick up for another date/time?
A: Meal charges are not incurred until they are picked up. No rescheduling of pickup is possible for 2020-21.

Q: I submitted an order but no longer want to pick up food, what should I do?
A: Please contact your child’s cafeteria to cancel your order as soon as possible.

Q: Where do I go at a particular school for drive-thru pickup of meals on Fridays?
A: Generally, pickup will happen via the main driveway/vehicle entrance at each school. But please contact the specific school if you have questions about the drive-thru/pickup procedure or location for that campus.