Student Lunch Accounts
Family lunch accounts are created and accessed only by members of that family. Accounts are activated once money is deposited, online via Parent Portal. Students receive a five-digit number which is entered into the lunch-line computers. The computer will deduct the fee from the family lunch account.
Students will not be eligible to participate in the lunch program if the account balance goes to $0. Please refer to Dassel-Cokato Public Schools ISD #466 - 543 Unpaid Meal Charges Policy.
Application for Education Benefits
Only the first meal served at breakfast and lunch is free according to the Minnesota Free School Meals bill signed into law by Governor Walz in 2023. Second meals are charged at the regular price to the parents. Students and families may qualify for other program fee reductions based on their eligibility for free or reduced-price meals. Parents should complete an Application for Education Benefits below, please call the district office at 320-286-4100 ext.1013.
Students with lactose intolerance
State law (Minnesota Statutes 124D.114)
Requires a Sponsoring Authority of school meal programs to provide one of these alternatives for a student with lactose intolerance if the parent has requested an alternative in writing:
- Lactose reduced milk, or
- Milk fortified with lactose in liquid, tablet, granular, or other form, or
- Milk to which lactobacillus acidophilus has been added
2023-24 Meal Prices
- $2.25 2nd Breakfast
- $4.95 2nd Lunch
- $2.25 Additional entree
- $1.00 Student ala carte side item
- $.50 Milk onlyAdults:- $2.25 Breakfast- $4.95 Lunch- $4.00 Salad
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 a 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:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
- fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
- email: Program.Intake@usda.gov