Mad River Local Schools

ODE STEM Designated Schools

Every Child Every Day for a Better Tomorrow

Food Services

The Mad River Food Service Department provides your child with the fuel to power the learning engine. We encourage every child to participate in the school breakfast and lunch programs. We strive to provide well-balanced, well-prepared, convenient meals, as well as ala carte snacks.

Although the district keeps meal prices as low as possible, families who need assistance may be able to obtain partial or complete meal subsidies by applying to the federal school lunch program which oversees these services. An application is included for every family in their back-to-school information packet.  You must fill out a new application every school year in order to be eligible; last year’s eligibility is valid until September 23, 2016.


Parents may pre-pay for meals so that students do not need to carry money to school each day.  All schools use an electronic point-of-sale system that keeps a running balance; this can be used for breakfast, lunch and ala carte purchases.  Parents can deposit any sum of money into the accounts to cover the cost of lunches and snacks purchased by their children.  When the student goes through the line, their purchases are recorded on the cash register and the amount of the purchase is deducted from the student’s account.  Elementary students have lunch cards which are kept at school and scanned daily.  Middle school and high school students enter their ID number into a keypad which brings up their account.


Meal prices for the 2016-2017 school year are:


Elementary Lunch:        $ 2.15
Spinning Hills:               $ 2.25
Mad River Middle:          $ 2.30
Stebbins:                      $ 2.40
Reduced Lunch:            $   .40
Milk only:                     $   .50  

The food service staff encourages every child to participate in the school breakfast program.  No cost breakfast is offered at all seven Mad River Schools, in addition to St.Helen and East Dayton Christian schools.  Breakfast service will begin on August 17, 2016.  

Any student with dietary restrictions / allergies must provide a doctors note annually to the food service office with the restriction listed.

The Food Service office is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m.-12 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 259-6601 or email




          Mad River Local Schools Food Service Department has switched to a new point-of-sale system. will no longer be used. Also, Payschools will not be used for meal payments.


We have purchased mealsplus software. We have transferred all money left from the 2015-16 school year into the new system. Also, if you were on free and reduced meals during the 2015-16, your Eligibility has also transferred.


We have added new features to the meal program.


You may now submit your 2016-17 lunch application on line or you may


turn in one to your school as before. You do not need to do both.


Another feature that will be added in the future is school fees payment.


We will post on the Mad River website when this feature is available.


Please check the rest of the Food Service Department website for how to log onto the new system. I have also added some frequently asked questions to the website. The new website is


You will need your student’s id to set up an account. If you need your id number.

Please contact me at or by calling


the food service office at 937-259-6601.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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:, 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
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.