• Summer EBT is here!
    Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) is a new program to help families buy food for their school-aged children during the summer. Families will receive $120 for each eligible child.

    To learn more about Summer EBT and to find out if you automatically qualify or need to apply, visit:
    English  /  Spanish  /  Marshallese

  • LEARN MORE ABOUT SUMMER MEALS BELOW
    Free to ages newborn - 18

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      Summer Meals

      • Summer Meals
        The Batesville School District is offering FREE meals to every child ages newborn to 18 years of age – open to any district.

        Summer Meal Pick-Up • fill out the form

        • What are the dates for pick-up? On Tuesdays, June 4-August 6 (except July 2nd)
        • What are the locations and times for pick-up? 
          • Batesville Junior High (BJHSC)
            • 2 Pioneer Dr, Batesville, AR 72501
            • 9:00 - 10:00 am OR 5:00 - 6:00 pm
          • Cushman City Park
            • 4505 N Central Ave, Cushman, AR 72526
            • 8:00 - 9:00 am
          • Second Chance Church
            • 125 W Broadway, Sulphur Rock, AR 72579
            • 8:00 - 9:00 am
          • West Elementary
            • 850 N Hill St, Batesville, AR 72501
            • 10:00 - 11:00 am
        • How many meals are included each time, per child? 10 meals per child (5 for breakfast and 5 for lunch)
        • Does my child have to attend BSD to enjoy this program? No, all students ages newborn to 18 years old are allowed.

         

        Summer Meal Walk-Ins

        • What are the dates? July 1-August 6, Monday through Friday.
        • What are the times for breakfast and lunch? Breakfast is from 7:30 am to 8:30 am and lunch is from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
        • Where is the location for walk-ins? Eagle Mountain Elementary (600 Eagle Mtn. Blvd, Batesville, AR 72501)

         

        Click here to download the flyers: English | Spanish

      Summer EBT

      • Summer EBT is here!
        Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) is a new program to help families buy food for their school-aged children during the summer. Families will receive $120 for each eligible child.

        Deadline is August 26, 2024

        To learn more about Summer EBT and to find out if you automatically qualify or need to apply, visit:
        English  /  Spanish  /  Marshallese

        Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

      Free and Reduced Lunch Form

      • Free and Reduced Lunch Form (FRLF)
         
        Filling out the Free & Reduced Lunch Form takes less time than packing a lunch!
         
        5 Reasons for Completing the Free & Reduced Lunch Form:
        1️⃣ Resources for classrooms, teachers, and children
        2️⃣ Health & wellness services
        3️⃣ Fee waivers for college applications & admission tests
        4️⃣ Before & after school academic & enrichment programs
        5️⃣ Free or reduced meal prices for healthy, nutritious meals
         

          Facts and Figures

          • 1,500+ Free Food Box Drive Farmers to Families, Save the Children
          • 1 Million Free Meals Served 2020-2021
          • Free Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Grant Healthy Snacks from Save the Children
          • OPAA Food Service Child Nutrition Reimagined

          Meal Prices

          • MEAL PRICES

            • Breakfast
              • Preschool-Grade 12    $2.00***
              • Adult                            $2.50
              • Reduced price             No cost to the student
            • Lunch
              • Preschool-Grade 5      $2.50
              • Grade 6-12                  $2.75
              • Adult                            $3.50
              • Reduced price             No cost to the student
            • Extra Milk                            $0.50

            ***Starting March 25, all students in the Batesville School District can eat breakfast at no cost. Read more about the new Universal Breakfast Pilot Program on the tab labeled "Breakfast for All Students at No Cost".

          Breakfast for All Students at No Cost

          • We are excited to be running a Pilot program called Universal Breakfast at all our campuses. This program will allow us to serve breakfast to all students at no charge.  We will start when we return from Spring Break, March 25, and run through the end of the school year.  This time frame will allow sufficient serving data to determine if it is financially feasible to run for next school year.  We will be meeting with individual Building Administrators to determine the best location and service style to reach as many students as possible.

            Every child should start the school day with a healthy breakfast. Studies show that students who skip breakfast generally have slower memory recall, make more errors and are more likely to be absent or tardy and to repeat a grade. Students who eat breakfast generally have better vitamin and nutrient intake, enjoy overall healthier diets and are less prone to being overweight or obese.

            Skipping Breakfast has a Negative Effect on Health: When students miss a healthy morning meal they go to class hungry. Hunger is associated with lower physical activity, stomachaches, headaches, depression, anxiety and a decreased ability to focus.

            Skipping Breakfast has a Negative Impact on Learning: Studies show that students who skip breakfast generally have slower memory recall, make more errors and are more likely to be absent or tardy and to repeat a grade. 

            Improved School Achievements: Students who eat breakfast consistently show improvement in verbal fluency, arithmetic, tests of attention, memory, creativity, physical endurance, and general tests of academic achievement and cognitive functioning. 

            Improved Memory, Listening Skills: A Tufts University study showed elementary school students who eat breakfast listen better and have better spatial memory and short-term memory than students who skip breakfast. 

            Better Behaved: Researchers found low-income students who ate meals at school were less likely to be hyperactive and had fewer behavioral or attention problems than their hungry peers. 

            Higher Rates Of Attendance: Studies show that universal school breakfast program participation is associated with higher rates of attendance and declines in tardiness.

             

            Click here to view the press release

          DNS of the Year - Glenda Haley

          Food Service Director

          • David Campbell

             

             

             

             

             

             

             


            David Campbell

            Food Service Director

            E | dcampbell@gobsd1.org
            P | 870.793.6831
            F | 870.793.6760

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