We are dedicated to students' health, well-being and their ability to learn. We support learning by offering nutritious foods, to serve meals on time so that class schedules are met, to provide a friendly atmosphere and to greet students with a smile. We encourage each student to participate.
The Tipton County Food Service Is made up of 14 schools with over 100 cafeteria employees who work to provide safe, healthy and nutritional meals on a daily basics. Our staff have HACCP training thru out the school year to maintain the highest cleanliness standards and food safety for our students and staff. The cafeterias are inspected by the State Health Department twice a year to maintain our high standards. We are funded by USDA and follow their requirements and guidelines in order for us to get that reimbursement. The Food Service program is self-supporting program.
Each student is assigned a school lunch ID number. The number identifies the individual student account for recording cafeteria purchases and payments. Each student's eligibility status (free, reduced, or full pay) is discreetly programmed into their account. Students key in their own ID number on a numeric key pad as they go through the serving line.
Breakfast price for a reduced student is $.30 per day and the full price student is $1.00 a day for a reimbursable meal
Lunch price for a reduce student is $.40 per day and the full price student is $2.25 a day for a reimbursable meal
For a week of meals (breakfast and lunch) the reduce student will need $3.50 and the full price student will need $16.25
If a student currently has a cash balance or debit balance (owes) in his/her account and transfers to another Tipton County school, then all credits/debits will transfer with the student.
Parents have the ability to monitor their child’s account on line with PayPams. This will show the spending history, payments made at the school and low balance notifications. Students who are unable to pay for their meals at the time of service are allowed to charge a lunch meal and will receive a reimbursable meal according to Tipton County Board Charge Policy. However, payment is expected for all charges. Letters will be sent home weekly informing parents of delinquent accounts.
At breakfast we are required to offer four components to students; Reimbursable breakfast offerings include: grain, meat/meat alternate, fruit or vegetable, and milk.
Students are required to take a serving of fruit for us to count it as a reimbursable meal.
At lunch, we are required to “offer” students five components with each meal. Students are required to take three of those five components in order for us to count it as a “reimbursable meal”. One of the 3 must be a serving of fruit or vegetable.
The components we offer are:
No charging is allowed on ala carte items, adult meals or visitor meals.
We do not receive reimbursement for adult meals or a second full meal for a student.
Applications for Meal Benefits (free or reduce status)
APPLICATION FOR FREE OR REDUCED MEALS:
PEOPLE WITH INFORMATION TO HELP YOU:
Managers of Elementary Schools;
Janet Pearson Austin Peay 840-9342
Amy Mattox Atoka 840-9546
Kim Thomas Brighton 840-9511
Brenda Burnett Crestview 840-9312
Lynne Archer CIAA 840-9167
Patricia Cooper Drummonds 840-9766
Bobbie Cooper Munford 840-9716
Managers of Middle Schools:
Virginia Frazier Brighton 840-9473
Teresa Sage Crestview 840-9261
Johnny Smith Munford 840-9670
Managers of High Schools:
Sharon Fryer Brighton 840-9411
Susan Goforth Covington 840-9221
Tracy McKell Munford 840-9625
Henry Glass, Director of Food Service at 475-5820
Application questions call Christine Thornton at 475-3499
Bookkeeping questions call Evette Curtis at 475-3488