Food Service Department

Kristie Ward
Food Service Supervisor

The Ashland City Schools' Food Service Department, in partnership with the district and the greater school community, resolves to meet the nutritional and health needs of students, both through the provision of healthy, low-cost meals and through the provision of nutrition education. 


Christine Cover


2019-2020 Meal Prices

Elementary Schools (Reagan, Edison and Taft):

Grab-N-Go Breakfast is FREE to all Students Grades K - 5

******* EFFECTIVE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 3,2019 *********

The new Lunch Price will be $3.00 for Elementary Students Full Pay/ Reduced Lunch Price is .40

Ashland Middle School:

******* EFFECTIVE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 3,2019 *********

Breakfast Price for Full Pay Students is $1.50/ Reduced Breakfast is .30

The new Lunch Price will be $3.25 for Full Pay Students/ Reduced Lunch Price is .40


Ashland High School:

Breakfast Price for Full Pay Students is $1.25/ Reduced Breakfast is .30

Lunch Price will remain at $3.00 for Full Pay/ Reduced Price at .40



2019 - 2020 School Menus

ELEMENTARY - Grab N Go Breakfast Lunch Menus

JUNIOR HIGH - Breakfast and Lunch Menus

HIGH SCHOOL Breakfast and Lunch Menu






 Meal Charging Letter



Free and Reduced Applications

The Ashland City School District (grades K thru 8) participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.  Through these programs we offer free and reduced-price meals to students from families who meet certain income requirements determined by the U.S. Government.  


** Parents of Edison, Reagan, Taft, and Ashland Middle School students can apply for free & reduced meals online.

  1. To apply, visit this web site:
  2. Click on the "Register" link and set up an account via the Parents and Students portal.  After entering the required information, your account is active and you can log in to get started.
  3. Add each student that needs to be included on the application by clicking the “Add Student” button, and entering their Student ID and name.
  4. Click the “Free and Reduced Meal Application” button, and confirm contact information.
  5. Start a new application and select the students you want to include in the application.
  6. Fill out the required information using the intuitive, step-by-step wizard.
  7. Complete the application, and review your submitted information. Edit any incorrect information, or add/remove students if needed.
  8. Determine whether to disclose application information to other benefit programs within the district that students may be eligible for.
  9. Confirm application information and household details, and sign the application digitally using your account password.
  10. Once the application is signed, all information is automatically processed within the system.

** Parents of Edison, Reagan, Taft, and Ashland Middle School students can apply for free & reduced meals by printing off this application, and submitting to the Food Service Office.

2019-2020 Free and Reduced Application for K- 8th grade ONLY



Ashland High School will continue to pilot a new program this school year, to replace the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program. This will allow students to have a greater variety of meals, a la carte items and beverage options to better meet the students needs. This new program will continue to provide free and reduced breakfast and lunch for those that meet the financial guidelines. If you have a student attending the high school (grades 9 - 12) this school year, you will be required to complete a separate application. If you have a student attending the high school and another school in our district, you will need to fill out both applications. (K - 8 free and reduced packet, and the high school application for meal assistance)


2019-2020 Meal Assistance Application for High School ONLY 


Online Meal Payments

Ashland City Schools uses PaySchools Central to provide parents with an easy way to deposit money into their child's account for breakfast and lunch, check their balance, and many other features.


Convenient Features for Parents:

1. Parents can opt to receive email notifications when a student account balance falls below a threshold set by the parent.

2. Parents can use an automatic payment feature which replenishes their student account(s) when the balance falls below a level set by the parent.

3. Student information is automatically transferred from year to year and even from school to school.

4. Parents can manage accounts for multiple students with a single login.

5. Parents can manage payments via an easy-to-use online portal, or while on the go with a convenient moble app.



To set up your account in PaySchools Central:

  1. Navigate to
  2. Click the "Register" link just below the password box, and follow the instructions to register.
  3. Once you have completed the registration process, return to and sign in with the username & password you created.
  4. At the top right, click on the "User" dropdown, and then select "Add Students/Patrons".  Enter your child's legal name and student ID number.  You can find the ID number on your child's report card or schedule, or your child may have it memorized.
  5. Click on the "User" dropdown to add your credit card, manage e-mail notifications, and set up automatic replenishment of your student's account.
  6. If you decide to put money on your child's account, there is an internet convenience fee of 3.9% per transaction for credit or debit cards, or $1.75 per transaction for using an electronic check.

Participation in the online payment system is optional.  School cafeterias will continue to accept checks and cash as they have in the past.


If you have any questions, you may contact the food service office at 419-289-1117 ext. 2247.



Allergies and Disabilities

** If your child has a life - threatening allergy or disability and must have substitutions or modifications in school meals, please have a licensed physician fill out the Medical Statement for Students Requiring Special Meals Form, and return to the Food Service Department, 1407 Claremont Ave., Ashland, Ohio 44805.

Medical Statement for Students Requiring Special Meals



Call us at 419-289-1117 ext. 2247 or email us at

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