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Child Nutrition Department

Attention Parents and Guardians

If you need to obtain a copy of your student's Free and Reduced Priced Meals approval letter, please contact Kellie Simpson at We will need you to verify your student's ID number, home address, school they attend, and parents' names. 

Similarly, if you have been approved, you can obtain a copy quicker from our School Cafe website. You will need your student's ID number and an email to set up an account. Once logged in, you can view your student's approval letter under "Eligibility Info". If you do not have an approval letter, please submit an application by selecting "Apply". 

Learn more about nutritional information.



A Reimbursable Breakfast is FREE to students at all schools during the 2024-2025 school year
Faculty/Parents/Visitors: $2.75


A Reimbursable Lunch is available to students at all schools during the 2024-25 school year at a cost of $2.45 for elementary, $2.95 for middle schools, and $3.10 at the high schools, unless a 2024-2025 free/reduced form has been submitted and approved granting the student a free or reduced rate for lunches. Based on a “NEW” Arkansas law, families who qualify for Reduced price meals will not be charged the co-pay of $.40 cents for meals. 
Faculty/Parents/Visitors: $4.75 The buffet at both high schools will be $5.00 per plate.

Adults are not allowed to charge meals.

Meal Charging and Collection Procedures

As provided in SP 46-2016, all school food authorities (SFAs) operating the federal school meal programs (National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program) must have a written and clearly communicated meal charge administrative procedure in place.

All SFAs must have an administrative procedure in place for children participating at the full paid meal rate who either do not have money in their account or in hand to cover the cost of the meal at the time of service. SFAs are required to communicate this administrative procedure to families and school and/or district-level staff members as appropriate. SFAs should ensure the administrative procedure is communicated on an annual basis.

Families will have access to the meal charge administrative procedure via a written copy of the district-wide “Meal Charging and Collection” procedures each school year. Families of transfer students (during the year) will receive a written copy of the district-wide procedure when enrolled.

NEW ARKANSAS BENEFIT: Students who have qualified for “reduced priced” meals will not be charged a co-pay and will have no obligation to pay the co-pay of .40 cents for lunch.

Breakfast is FREE TO ALL STUDENTS regardless of meal benefit status.

Local Charge Administrative Procedure Considerations


Students who are categorized as “full paid status” and are unable to pay for their meals at the time of the meal service are allowed to charge per Arkansas State law. Meals will not be denied to any student.

Students charging breakfast and/or lunch will receive the same reimbursable meals available to all other students. Students will not be approached regarding a delinquent account or the need to bring money. Students may request the status of their account on their own but must do so as a private encounter with the cafeteria manager. Account balances will not be published or made known publically to anyone except the student and his/her parent or guardian.


The number of charges allowed for all students is not limited. Alternative meals will not be provided as a deterrent to charging. The parent or guardian will be contacted by letter, email, automated payment system notification or phone call when the account has remained delinquent without a payment plan in place. Families will be made aware of the opportunity to apply for free or reduced price meal benefits and assisted as needed in filling out the application. Families may not be “required” to apply for benefits.

Delinquent Debt

Delinquent debt is defined as overdue unpaid meal charges that are considered collectable, with efforts being made to collect them. The debt may remain on the accounting documents until it is either collected or determined to be uncollectable. The debt may be carried over in the student’s account at the end of the school year (beyond June 30).

Repayment plans

Each household may request a repayment plan that will include payment levels and due dates appropriate to a household’s particular circumstances. Please contact the cafeteria manager or program administrator for establishing a repayment plan.

Ala Carte’ Purchases

Ala carte’ purchases are items available to all students for purchase by exchange of cash or via the student’s meal Account. They are not a reimbursable meal and are not subject to charging.

Contact Information

Families may contact their school’s cafeteria manager for information or may call 479-631-3539 to speak to a Child Nutrition Program Administrator for further help or information.

Contact Us

Rogers Public Schools Child Nutrition Department
2815 S. 1st St. Rogers, AR 72758
Voice: 479-631-3539
Fax: 479-202-9085

Director of Food & Nutrition Services 
Margie Bowers

Assistant Director of Food & Nutrition Services
Kellie Simpson

Assistant Director of Food & Nutrition Services
Jamie Nees

Child Nutrition Secretary       
Teri Mason

Kitchen Maintenance
Keith Hubanks

elementary school lunch

USDA 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 a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



Aviso de No Discriminacion

Conforme a la ley federal y las políticas y regulaciones de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta institución tiene prohibido discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad, discapacidad, venganza o represalia por actividades realizadas en el pasado relacionadas con los derechos civiles (no todos los principios de prohibición aplican a todos los programas).

La información del programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas además del inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieran medios de comunicación alternativos para obtener información sobre el programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra agrandada, grabación de audio y lenguaje de señas americano) deben comunicarse con la agencia estatal o local responsable que administra el programa o con el TARGET Center del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comunicarse con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Transmisión de Información al (800) 877-8339.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe completar un formulario AD-3027, Formulario de queja por discriminación del programa del USDA, que se puede obtener en línea, en 17Fax2Mail.pdf, en cualquier oficina del USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida al USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del reclamante, y una descripción escrita de la supuesta acción discriminatoria con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR, por sus siglas en inglés) sobre la naturaleza y la fecha de la presunta violación de los derechos civiles. La carta o el formulario AD-3027 completado debe enviarse al USDA por medio de:

  1. correo postal: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; o´
  2. fax: (833) 256-1665 o´ (202) 690-7442;
  3. correo electró

Esta institución ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.