Platte #1 Food Service Department
Offer vs. Serve Policy for lunch
A school lunch eligible for federal reimbursement shall offer 5 food components (milk, fruit, vegetables, grains, meat/meat alternatives). Students are allowed to decline 2 of the 5 required food components, but must select at least 1/2 cup of either a fruit (or fruit combination) or a vegetable (or vegetable combination) or 1/2 cup fruit/vegetable combination. After selecting the '/2 cup fruit or vegetable requirement, students must select at least 2 additional full components in the full amounts to count toward the reimbursable offer versus serve meal. The student's decision to accept all 5 components or to decline 2 components shall not affect the price charged for the meal. The lunch is priced as a unit. Offer versus serve (OVS) is the policy in all school cafeterias.
Bag lunches for special occasions will be exempted from the OVS policy.
Students may return for fruits and vegetables if the item has been eaten or not taken. Students may return for fruit and vegetable as many times during their lunch as they choose with no extra charge.
Students may choose to purchase a second entrée for $.50 during their lunch. The first purchase may be made as soon as the lunch monitors allow. The second purchase for the second entrée may be made when all items on the tray have been eaten.
Offer vs Serve Policy for breakfast
A school breakfast eligible for federal reimbursement shall offer 3 food components (milk, fruit, grains) that consists of a minimum of 4 food items. Students are allowed to decline 1 food item, but must select at least 1/2 cup of fruit (or fruit combination). After meeting the ½ cup fruit requirement, students must select the other food components in the full amounts to count toward the reimbursable offer versus serve meal. The student's decision to accept all 4 components or to decline 1 item shall not affect the price charged for the meal. The breakfast is priced as a unit. Offer versus serve is the policy in all school cafeterias.
Grab and Go breakfasts will be exempt from the Offer vs.Serve policy.
There are no seconds offered at breakfast.
At the regular board meeting on Monday, December 16, 2019, the School Improvement Plans for 2019-20 were approved for each of the six Platte County #1 schools. These plans outline the goals and efforts to increase student achievement to meet the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act as set by the legislature. These plans will be submitted for review to the Wyoming Department of Education. Each school will continue to update these plans as a part of our continuous improvement process to help us “Reach the PEAK.” There are many opportunities for staff and community members to be involved in helping us improve. If you are interested, contact a building principal or take advantage of the many opportunities to provide feedback on our efforts. Please click HERE to view the 2019-20 School Improvement Plans.
On Monday, March 9, 2020, at the regular board meeting in Wheatland, the District Policy Review Committee presented second reading policies to the Board of Trustees. Please click HERE to view the policies.