The El Dorado School District will be participating in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The El Dorado School District will provide meals at no charge to the household regardless of program eligibility.  Households are encouraged to apply for meal benefits in order for the El Dorado School District to maintain this provision. Applications may be found at your student’s school office or online here. Households that participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals. To apply for free or reduced-price meals, households must complete and return the application. Applications will be considered incomplete if all information is not provided as described in the instructions provided with the application. Applications may be submitted at any time during the school year as circumstances change provided that the loss of income causes the household income during the period of unemployment to be within the eligibility criteria.

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Households with children who received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits may submit an application with abbreviated information as described in the application instructions. SNAP households should complete an application if they are not notified of their eligibility by September 13, 2024.  

All applications are subject to verification. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the determining official may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis.  Parents wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request to: Kim Newman at 870-864-5134.

Children who are enrolled in Head Start / Even Start programs are categorically eligible for free meals.  Contact Kim Newman at 870-864-5134 with questions regarding Head Start / Even Start meal benefits.

Children certified as foster, migrant, homeless, or runaway by the district are categorically eligible for free meals.  Contact Aron Pagan at 870-864-5134 with questions regarding foster, migrant, homeless, or runaway meal benefits.

Households who are notified of their eligibility but who do not want their children to receive free meals must contact the school.  

In the operation of child feeding programs, no child will be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, national origin, age, or disability. 


At El Dorado Schools, we understand the connection between the physical and mental well-being of our students. That's why we've worked hard to provide a nutritious food service program throughout the district. Our elementary schools serve breakfast in the classrooms for every student. Breakfast is also available at our upper level schools beginning at 7:40 each morning. Lunches at the elementary level usually include two hot meal options of which students can choose one main entree, a side dish, fruit, vegetables, juice and milk. At Washington Middle School, two hot entrees are available for student's choosing or a Grab-and-Go station allows students to quickly get a cold lunch, all with nutritious sides, juice and milk. Barton Junior High and El Dorado High School offer a variety of lunch stations, similar to a mall food court. Daily, students can choose from a homestyle meal, burgers, pizza, salads, custom-made sandwiches, along with a variety of vegetables, fruits and side dishes. 


  • School Personnel/Outside Adult Breakfast: $2.75

  • School Personnel/Outside Adult Lunch: $4.75


If your child has a food allergy, please have a physician complete the Food Allergy Form and return it to your child's school. You may also pick up a copy of the Food Allergy Form from your school nurse, cafeteria manager or the Food Services Director.



Child Nutrition Director
Email Kim Newman

Food Services Secretary
Email Aron Pagan

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