Food Service Offices
301 E. 3rd Street, Burnet, Texas 78611 | phone: 512-715-5150 | fax: 512-715-5154
Director of Food Services
Assistant Director of Food Services
The Burnet County Hunger Alliance (BCHA) is a volunteer group of food pantries, churches, school administrators, elected official's area leaders and active citizens who have committed to End Hunger in Burnet County. BCHA helps coordinate and direct people to existing resources and find gaps in service with the goal being three healthy meals daily to anyone in Burnet County who needs them.
Printable calendars listing food pantry hours and community meals are available on the BCHA website for the Burnet and Marble Falls areas.
USDA Child Nutrition standards are critically needed to help combat the epidemic of childhood obesity as well as the urgent problem of childhood hunger. Nearly 1 in 3 children are at risk for preventable diseases like diabetes and heart disease due to overweight and obesity. While parents are ultimately responsible for the nutrition and health of their children, schools also have a responsibility to promote and deliver nutritious appetizing meals. Burnet C.I.S.D. has been proactive and has developed menus and revised recipes to meet the USDA School Lunch and Breakfast Programs regulations.
Menus are designed to meet federal guidelines set forth by the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 which are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
A student must be offered at least all five food components and the weekly vegetable subgroups. The food items selected may be from any of the required components and must be served in at least the minimum daily portion. Students may select all five components or at least three components including a fruit or vegetable.
A student must be offered at least four food items and may decline only one food item. The food items selected may be from any of the required components and must be served in at least the minimum daily portion. A student must select a fruit or vegetable to be considered a reimbursable meal.
All meals are priced as a unit, however, each item is available a la carte.
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 addresses the Equity in School Lunch Pricing. This law requires school officials to evaluate school lunch pricing annually. School officials must set paid meal prices at a minimum level to ensure the government reimbursement for free and reduced-price meals is not subsidizing paid meals.
2017-2018 Lunch Prices
Reduced-Price Lunch $ .40
USDA has a regulation regarding adult meal pricing, as well. School officials must set meal prices higher than the free reimbursement rate plus commodity rate per meal plus the supplemental payment rate.
Studies have proven that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and nutrition is crucial to a student's academic performance.
Burnet CISD Food Service Department offers students healthy snacks to be purchased in all cafeteria locations. All snacks for purchase meet the healthy Smart Snack requirements.
If you do not wish for your student to purchase snacks, please contact the Food Service Office.
Online Meal Application - HeartlandApps.com
Families must submit a new application for free and reduced-price meals each year in order to
determine eligibility. Families only need to complete ONE application per family. Families may apply
anytime during the year. Children do not become eligible for free or reduced-price meals until the meal
application is processed and approved by the Food Service Department. Meal applications for free and
reduced -price meals are available online, in all school offices and the Food Service Office.
Online Meal Payment
- My School Bucks
The Food Service Department encourages prepayment of all meals. Prepayment will speed up the serving lines, and eliminate the need to bring money to school daily. You may also view current purchases and deposits on the student's account. My School Bucks charges a convenience fee for each credit card transaction. Please note the convenience fee will be $2.49 per payment as of December 11, 2017. Parents also have the option to pre-pay with cash or a check in the cafeteria which does not require a convenience fee.
Special Dietary Needs
Burnet CISD operates the National School Meals Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and follows the guidelines for Accommodating Children with Special Needs.
Menu Changes may be provided for either:
(1) Students who have a disability that requires and Individual Education Plan or a 504 plan and also have a special dietary need.
(2) Students who do not have a disability covered by the Americans' with Disability Act (ADA), but who have a disease that is life threatening or a food allergy that is life threatening that requires immediate medical attention such as an epi pen to treat anaphylactic shock.
First step is to have a medical doctor who is licensed to practice medicine in Texas to complete and sign the Request for Dietary Accommodation. See the link below for the Request for Dietary Accommodations form.
The completed form is given to the school nurse. After the form is evaluated the parent or guardian will be informed if the special need request meets the requirements and regulations.
For children who do not meet the definition of a disability, or who do not have a disease that is life threatening, or food allergy that is life threatening, and must avoid a certain food item, please contact the school nurse. The school nurse will complete a Health Management Plan for the student. The school nurse will forward the Health Management Plan to the Food Service Department. The Food Service Department will create an "avoid food alert" message on the students' meal account.
Students are permitted to charge meals. Outstanding balances will be communicated on a daily basis. Parents will be contacted directly when their child's account exceeds the district charging threshold.
No a la carte items may be charged.
All negative balances must be paid by the last day of school.
Student Meal Account Management
The management of the student account is the parent's responsibility. All charges are required to be paid in full by the end of the school year. Positive balances are carried over each school year.
If you have a child withdrawing or graduating and who has a positive balance, you have two options. You may transfer the funds to another account or you can receive a refund. It is the parents’ responsibility to complete the Account Transfer Request form, which is located on the Food Service web page, and return the form to the food service office
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 at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html 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; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.