Fort Dodge Community School District

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Food Service

Welcome to the Fort Dodge School District Food Service Website!

Community Resource: Are you a parent or guardian looking for Summer Food Service Program sites near you? Find a summer site in your community with the Summer Meal Site Finder mapping tool. You can also text "Summer Meals" to 97779 or call 1.866.348.6479 to find a site near you.    

Launch your day with breakfast, students eating breakfastThis website allows parents and students to learn more about the School Lunch Program. We hope you are able to find the information you need. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any suggestions on how to improve this site.

Each day our team of food service employees prepare and serve almost 3000 meals to students in our nine schools.  It has been proven that students need good nutrition to feed their minds and bodies to enable them to learn while in school. Our goal is to provide a high quality, safe, and healthy meal to every Fort Dodge student while providing the best customer service possible.

Taher Inc. manages the Food Service Program on behalf of the school district. We are proud to serve you and will continue to work with students, parents and school administration to make your program the best it can be. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the lunch program, please email me or call me anytime.

FDCSD SCHOOL DINING CHARGING POLICY

Code No. 710.4

In accordance with state and federal law, the FDCSD adopts the following policy to ensure school district employees, families and students have a shared understanding of expectations regarding meal charges. The policy seeks to allow students to receive the nutrition they need to stay focused during the school day, prevent the overt identification of students with insufficient funds to pay for school meals and maintain the financial integrity of the nonprofit school nutrition program.

Payment of Meals

Students have use of a meal account. A student may charge no more than $-20.00 per family account. When an account reaches this limit, a student shall not be allowed to charge  ala carte items until the negative account balance is paid.

Payment Options

  • Payment can be made online through the Infinite Campus parent portal link: https://campus.fort-dodge.k12.ia.us/campus/portal/ftdodge.jsp

  • Cash and checks will be accepted at each building

  • Checks should be made out to FDCSD- Food Service (Fort Dodge Community School District) and should have your student's first and last name on the memo line

Students who have qualified for free meals shall never be denied a reimbursable meal. Students with outstanding meal charge debt shall be allowed to purchase a meal if the student pays for the meal when it is received. 

Employees may use a dining account for meals, and must maintain a positive balance. No charging allowed. 

Negative Account Balances

The school district will make reasonable efforts to notify families when meal account balances are low. Additionally, the school district will make reasonable efforts to collect unpaid meal charges classified as delinquent debt. The school district will coordinate communications with families to resolve the matter of unpaid charges. Families will be notified of an outstanding negative balance once the negative balance reaches $-10.00. Families will be notified by letter sent via US mail and the Infinite Campus automated calling system. 

If you are not receiving email notifications regarding low lunch account balances and would like to, please contact Ursuala Roberts at 574.5677. 

Staff Infinite Campus Access

District Email Access

 

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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement:  “It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9.  If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office building, 400 E. 14th St. Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; website: https://icrc.iowa.gov/.”

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