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Mary Ann Williams
School Nutrition Coordinator


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Nutrition significantly increased participation by improving the diversity and quality of food served. EHS now offers a homestyle entrée, scratch-made pizza, two grill entrees, a salad or sandwich bar, several side dishes and choice of fruit and milk daily. A “grab and go” cooler offers salads, sandwiches, yogurt ,and assorted drinks. TAD, WSE, and HME also make pizza from scratch. Low fat, low sugar snacks are sold in all cafeterias. In addition to regular meals, after-school snacks are served to students in ESP, and Breakfast in the Classroom is offered in pre-K through 5th grade. All cafeterias scored either 99 or 100 on their health inspections. ECS Nutrition employs a School Nutrition Coordinator, five Cafeteria Managers and 19 cooks. On an average day, school cafeterias serve 1130 breakfasts and 1562 lunches.

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May 2018

Meal Prices

Elizabethton High

  • Full-priced lunch $2.65, Reduced-price lunch 40 cents  
  • Full-priced breakfast $1.40, Reduced-price breakfast 30 cents

T. A. Dugger Junior High

  • Full-price lunch $2.50, Reduced-price lunch 40 cents    
  • Full-price breakfast $1.35, Reduced-price breakfast 30 cents

East Side, Harold McCormick, West Side & Wandell Early Learning Center

  • Free lunch and breakfast for all students through the Community Eligibility Program 


  • Breakfast $1.60, lunch $3.75

Meal Payment

Elizabethton City Schools offers MySchoolBucks, which allows you to pay for school meals online using a credit or debit card. This online payment service provides parents the ability to securely pay for meals, monitor student cafeteria purchases and receive email notifications for low account balances.
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How do I enroll?

1.     Go to www.myschoolbucks.com and register for an account.

2.     Activate your account and add students. You will need your student's name and school ID number.

3.     Provide your credit or debit card information.

If you have any further questions, please visit www.myschoolbucks.com and select the Help/FAQ link. If you need assistance with the enrollment process, please call MySchoolBucks Customer Support at 1-855-832-5226.

Free and Reduced Meals

Children need healthy meals to learn, and ECS offers healthy meals every school day!  Your children may qualify for free or reduced-price meals.  Follow the link below to apply online, beginning on July 31. If you need a paper application, you may pick it up at your child’s school.  Elementary students receive free meals since they are Community Eligibility schools.  Students at T. A. Dugger and Elizabethton High will need to have an application (either online or paper) completed and approved in order to receive free or reduced-price meals. Please call 423-547-8000, ext. 8216 if you need help or have questions about free and reduced-price meal applications. Please reference the free and reduced meals Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information.

Link to Apply for Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Community Eligibility Provision

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a meal service option for schools and school districts in low-income areas. A key provision of The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA, Public Law 111-296; December 13, 2010), CEP allows the nation’s highest poverty schools and districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without the burden of collecting household applications. Instead, schools that adopt CEP are reimbursed using a formula based on the percentage of students participating in other specific means-tested programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

All three Elizabethton elementary schools benefit from the CEP. Read more about the program on the USDA webpage.

Breakfast in the Classroom


Elementary schools will have breakfast in the classroom free of charge for the 2017-18 school year.  All students at East Side, Harold McCormick and West Side will eat in the classroom.  Please encourage your child to eat a healthy breakfast at school in order to focus better in class. 


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

 Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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; (2)fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3)email: program.intake@usda.gov.