Food Service Department

Nicole Elmore

Food Service Director / 419*289*4510

The Ashland City Schools' Food Service Department, in partnership with the district and the greater school community,

resolves to meet the nutritional and health needs of students, both through the provision of healthy, low-cost meals and through the provision of nutrition education.



Elementary Schools (Reagan, Edison and Taft):

Grab-N-Go Breakfast is FREE to all Students Grades K - 5

 Lunch Price = FREE to all Students attending in person classes for the 2021-2022 School Year.

Ashland Middle School/Ashland High School:

Grab-N-Go Breakfast is FREE to all Students Grades 6 - 12

 Lunch Price = FREE to all Students attending in person classes for the 2021-2022 School Year.




Reminder: ALL School Lunch Menus are

Subject to Change at ANY time without notice.

Click Here to view  Menu

* What's NEW *

Our Goal: Reduce waste for a more sustainable school! For School Year 2022-2023 - We are beginning our ECO friendly path by making some awesome changes in our Food Service Department. Everyone has their part to play when it comes to reducing waste. We believe there is no better way than going paperless! We already joined the Nutrislice Community, where we can post our daily Menu Online! Parents and teachers can monitor the menu daily, school nurses can easily find ingredients, calculate calories and carbs, all without using one piece of paper! There is even an APP to download on your mobile device designed for parents and students to use on the go. One of our favorite features: Students can RATE the foods so the ones they love are sure to stay and the ones they don't can go away! Visit Another change we made, in our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint, was to make the switch from serving lunches on disposable foam trays to serving lunches on a washable and reusable lunch tray. We are asking our parents to do their part in helping our department "go paperless" by using our online Payschools system for next school year (and beyond!) - we will no longer send home countless free and reduced lunch application packets -and instead- are asking all parents to fill them out online electronically. We will be sending home more information on this at the end of the school year. Help will be available for those that do not have access to the internet! Any questions/comments/suggestions? Please call us. It's always good to work together for a better future!


Free and Reduced Applications

The Ashland City School District (grades K through 12) participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.  Through these programs we offer free and reduced-price meals to students from families who meet certain income requirements determined by the U.S. Government.  The USDA has determined that all students K-12 will receive a free breakfast and a free lunch for the 2021-2022 school year but we still recommend that families fill out these forms, as they normally would, if they typically qualify for free or reduced lunches. 


Free and Reduced Applications can be filled out online:
(This is for all students grades K - 12)


  1. To apply, visit this web site:
  2. Click on the "Register" link and set up a payschools account via the Parents and Students portal.  After entering the required information, your account is active and you can log in to get started.
  3. Add each student that needs to be included on the application by clicking the “Add Student” button, and entering their Student ID and name. Note Student ID and Student Password are the same.
  4. Click the “Free and Reduced Meal Application” button, and confirm contact information.
  5. Start a new application and select the students you want to include in the application.
  6. Fill out the required information using the intuitive, step-by-step wizard.
  7. Complete the application, and review your submitted information. Edit any incorrect information, or add/remove students if needed.
  8. Determine whether to disclose application information to other benefit programs within the district that students may be eligible for.
  9. Confirm application information and household details, and sign the application digitally using your account password.
  10. Once the application is signed, all information is automatically processed within the system


Online Meal Payments

Ashland City Schools uses PaySchools Central to provide parents with an easy way to deposit money into their child's account for breakfast and lunch, check their balance, and many other features.


Convenient Features for Parents:

1. Parents can opt to receive email notifications when a student account balance falls below a threshold set by the parent.

2. Parents can use an automatic payment feature which replenishes their student account(s) when the balance falls below a level set by the parent.

3. Student information is automatically transferred from year to year and even from school to school.

4. Parents can manage accounts for multiple students with a single login.

5. Parents can manage payments via an easy-to-use online portal, or while on the go with a convenient moble app.



To set up your account in PaySchools Central:

  1. Navigate to
  2. Click the "Register" link just below the password box, and follow the instructions to register.
  3. Once you have completed the registration process, return to and sign in with the username & password you created.
  4. At the top right, click on the "User" dropdown, and then select "Add Students/Patrons".  Enter your child's legal name and student ID number.  You can find the ID number on your child's report card or schedule, or your child may have it memorized.
  5. Click on the "User" dropdown to add your credit card, manage e-mail notifications, and set up automatic replenishment of your student's account.
  6. If you decide to put money on your child's account, there is an internet convenience fee of 3.9% per transaction for credit or debit cards, or $1.75 per transaction for using an electronic check. The fee amount decreases based on the amount deposited at a time onto the account. This fee is imposed and managed by Payschools Central and is not a part of the Ashland City Schools Lunch Program. We can not refund a processing fee but we can always refund the student balances upon request. 

Participation in the online payment system is optional. You will still need a Payschools account to fill out our Free/Reduced Lunch Applications. School cafeterias will continue to accept checks and cash as they have in the past.





Allergies and Disabilities

 If your child has a life - threatening allergy or disability and must have substitutions or modifications in school meals, please have a licensed physician fill out the Medical Statement for Students Requiring Special Meals Form, and return to: 

 Ashland City Schools
 Food Service Department
1407 Claremont Ave.
Ashland, Ohio 44805.

**This must be renewed at the beginning of each school year**

Medical Statement for Students Requiring Special Meals



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