HOW TO MAKE CAFETERIA PAYMENTS

We are dedicated to improving students' health, well-being, and academic performance by developing and supporting healthy dietary habits.  Recently, we added plant-based options to our menus.

The 2019-20 school meal prices are:

Elementary School:

Breakfast Price: $2.25

Lunch Price: $3.50

Middle / High School:

Breakfast Price: $2.50

Lunch Price: $3.75

We do not deny any child a meal.  If your child comes through the lunch line to receive a meal and does not have cash or money on their account, we will place the charge on the student account.  All negative balances will be tracked and notices will be sent home regularly requesting payment due.

It is not the intention of OUSD to allow students to charge meals without parent consent. There are situations when a student requires a cafeteria meal: lunch forgotten at home; lunch from home has been dropped, trampled, or swarmed with ants, etc. If a parent does not want their child to purchase meals from the cafeteria, please complete the "Cafeteria Charging Request Form," which can be found on the column to the left. We do not want unauthorized purchases to occur against a parent/guardian's consent.

If you owe money for school meals, there are a few options for making payments.  You can make ONLINE PAYMENTS through Parent Connect.  We also accept CASH or CHECK at all school site cafeterias.  You can submit a payment to any school site, even if your child does not attend the site.  

Please provide payment through one of the following methods:

1) ONLINE PAYMENTS through Parent Connect. If you do not have a username and password, contact your school site secretary.

2) send CHECK or CASH with your child to the school site cafeteria manager.

3) MAIL A CHECK to the following address (please provide child's name with school identification number):

Ojai Unified School District
Nutrition Services
P.O. Box 878
Ojai, CA 93024

Write check out to: OUSD Nutrition Services

If your family is experiencing financial difficulties, even if only temporarily, your child may qualify to receive meals at no cost or at a reduced price. If you have questions, or need help with applying for free meals, please contact:

Nutrition Services Department
Phone: (805) 640-4300 x1079
Email: jchessen@ojaiusd.org

We are happy to assist you.  Thank you, 

Julie Chessen, Director of Nutrition Services
Serving Education Everyday