School Meals & Nutrition

Public Notification

School Nutrition Program Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race,

color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information

(e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.


To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete Form AD-

3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online


at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

2. fax:

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3. email:

program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

2022-2023 MEAL PRICES & UPDATES

The last two years, Valier Schools was able to offer free meals to all students. Unfortunately, that has come to an end and we are returning to our regular program. All Parents and Guardians need to fill out the Valier Public Schools School District electronic application for free and reduced-price meals for the USDA's National School Lunch & School Breakfast Programs. Qualification is based on your household income. Click the button below to be taken to the online application.

If you would like to apply using the paper application, contact Mrs. Mom at 406-279-3314 or at momchilovichl@valier.k12.mt.us

Valier School's Wellness Policy can be read here.

Valier Schools is seeking community members to volunteer to be on the Valier School Wellness Committee. Please contact Mr. Widhalm at 406-279-3314 if you are interested.

2022-2023

Regular Meal Prices

Breakfast Lunch

K-6 $2.25 $3.30

7-12 $2.50 $3.70

Adult $2.55 $4.60



Reduced Meal Prices

Breakfast Lunch

K-6 $0.30 $0.40

7-12 $0.30 $0.40


Meal Program

Meal Charge Policy

8205-5 NON-INSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS

Note: For the purpose of this policy, parent includes guardian, caretaker relative, and any adult responsible for the care of the child.

The goal of the Valier School District is to provide students with healthy meals each day. However, unpaid charges place a large financial burden on our Food Services Department. The purpose of this policy is to insure compliance with federal reporting requirements for the USDA Child Nutrition Program, and to provide oversight and accountability for the collection of outstanding student meal balances.

The intent of this policy is to establish uniform meal account procedures throughout the Valier School District.

FULL-PAY STUDENTS-K-12

K-12 grade students will pay for meals at the district’s established standard rate. The district prefers meals to be pre-paid. When a student's balance is zero an email or paper reminder(sent with the student)

is sent home. A student is allowed to charge until the money is received. If reminders are sent home with no response a second notice is sent home. The student is allowed to charge. If no response a phone call is made.

In most cases, this is all that is necessary. If we do not receive payment, the student account is sent to the Pondera County District Attorney’s office for collection.

Communication is the key to keeping your account balances to a minimum. If a student is without meal money on a consistent basis, the administration will investigate the situation more closely and take further action as needed. If financial hardship exists, parents and families are encouraged to apply for free or reduced-price lunches for their children. This can be done at any time during the school year.

REDUCED MEAL BENEFIT K-12

Reduced status students will be allowed to receive breakfast for $.30 and lunch for $.40 each day. The district prefers meals to be pre-paid. We follow the same pattern for reminders and collection of funds as full-pay students.

FREE MEAL BENEFIT K-12

Free status students will be allowed to receive a free breakfast and lunch each day.

All school cafeterias possess computerized point of sale/cash register systems that maintain records of all monies deposited and spent for each student and said records are available by speaking with the elementary secretary.

Students/Parents pay for meals in advance by writing a check payable to Valier Schools. Cash is also accepted. Students are responsible for their own cash lunch money—the school will not replace stolen or lost cash. Parents that send a check for the account and the check is lost or does not appear on the account, may bring in a photocopy of the check from the bank to the office if it has been cashed. Mistakes happen and if the check was cashed by our food service, corrections to the account will be made as soon as possible. If a pphotocopyis not available, the deposit will not be replaced. It is very important to always get a receipt with a cash payment. Funds should be maintained in accounts to minimize the possibility that a child may be without meal money on any given day. Any remaining funds for a particular student will be carried over to the next year. Unless parents request a refund.

Refunds for withdrawn and graduating students are given the day the student checks out. If a graduating student has younger siblings there is the option to transfer funds to the sibling's account.

Unclaimed Funds must be requested within one school year. Unclaimed funds will then become the property of the Valier School District Food Service Program.

Adult Meals

Adults are not allowed to charge meals, as per USDA policy regarding school food service use of Federal NSLP funds.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Daily schedule


8:10 am - 8:58 am 1st Period

9:01 am - 19:49 am 2nd Period

9:52 am - 10:40 am 3rd Period

10:43 am - 11:31 am 4th Period

11:00 am - 11:25 am K-5 Lunch

11:28 am -12:07 pm 6-8 Lunch

11:31 am -12:07 pm 9-12 Lunch

Warning Bell at 12:07 pm

12:09 pm - 12:57 pm 5th Period

1:00 pm - 1:48 pm 6th Period

1:51 pm - 2:39 pm 7th Period

2:42 pm - 3:30 pm 8th Period