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Welcome to the Orono School Meals Program


Our goal at Orono Nutrition Services is to provide fresh, nutritious, well-balanced meals that meet the dietary guidelines for required levels of nutrients and calories for each age group. We participate in the Farm-to-School Program and purchase as many local foods as possible throughout the year so students get a lot of variety. All full meals consist of five meal components:

  1. Meat (or meat alternative)
  2. Vegetable
  3. Fruit
  4. Whole Grains
  5. Milk

According to the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, students must select at least three out of the five meal components offered (one of those must be a fruit or vegetable) to be considered a complete meal.

Orono program uses a computerized system that allows students to electronically purchase a lunch. A personal account is established with four-digit PIN number for each student in the district. When a student makes a purchase, the purchase is directly deducted from their account balance.

2016-2017 Meal Prices

  • Elementary Lunch (K-5) $2.55
  • Middle School Breakfast (6-8) $1.80
  • Middle School Lunch (6-8) – $2.70
  • High School Lunch (9-12) $2.85
  • Adult Breakfast – $2.15
  • Adult Lunch $3.60
  • Milk Only $.50
Spartan Bistro Menu (Adults) Breakfast & Lunch Menus (Students)

How can I track my account balance?

By logging in to ParentVUE with FeePay you will have easy access to view lunch balances and a feature to set up automatic email notification when a low balance occurs.

How do I deposit money into my account?

Two options are available.

  1. Log in to ParentVUE with FeePay from the Orono website. This is the preferred method of adding money to your child’s account. No additional fee is required with this new service.
  2. Bring a check to school and drop off payment in the designated mailboxes, which are located near the main entrances. (The mailbox at Orono Middle School’s mailbox is located in the cafeteria.) *Please write the four-digit PIN number in the check memo section to ensure accuracy.

What are the procedures for students eligible for free or reduced-price meals?

Students eligible for this program follow the same procedure as full-pay students. Complete confidentiality is maintained regarding a student’s eligibility status. The system will allow students eligible for the free program, one full meal and one carton of milk per day at no charge. To be considered a full meal, a student must select (minimum) of three out of the five meal components offered (one of those must be a fruit or vegetable).

Students eligible for the reduced program will not be charged (beginning with the 2014-15 school year per new state law)) for their lunch. They follow the same procedure as those with free eligibility, one meal per day (includes one carton of milk) at no charge.

All a la carte purchases are NOT covered by the School Meals Program; those purchases are charged to a student’s lunch account.

New applications for educational benefits will be available as of July 17, 2017 for the 2017-18 school year. Applications for 2016-17 benefits are no longer accepted (effective June 8, 2017).

How do I purchase a la carte items?

All students with a positive balance may purchase additional cartons of milk, extra lunches or a la carte items during their lunch period. Additional lunches are priced at the regular meal price plus $.45, extra milk is $.50 a carton. Once a month, on “Special Delivery Pizza Day”, students have the option of purchasing additional slices of pizza for $1.65 (elementary) or $2.00 (secondary) per slice. Note: A la carte purchases are not part of the free and reduced lunch program.

*Please note: Students must have money in their account for a la carte purchases.

Spartan Bistro Menu (Adults) Middle School A la Carte Menu High School A la Carte Menu

Who can I contact if I have questions on my lunch account?

Susan Rae  – 952/449-8438

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider & employer.

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