Department OverviewThe Republic School Food Service Department is committed to serving healthy, nutritious breakfasts and lunches to our students and faculty. The department's 30 plus full and part-time staff serve over 900 breakfasts and 2,500 lunches each school day.
Free & Reduced Meal Benefits
Students in our district who qualified for meal benefits at the end of last school year may use those same benefits for the first 30 days of this school year or until a new application is processed, whichever comes first. All information is strictly confidential and confined to only those who need to know. All students, regardless of meal status, go through the meal lines the same way and have access to the same meals.
Students qualifying for free meals may get one breakfast and one lunch at no charge each school day. Students qualifying for reduced meals may get one breakfast at no charge and one lunch for only $.40 each school day. Additional items or extra milk or extra juice is regular price for everyone.
A current meal application may be completed any time during the school year. If your family did not qualify at the beginning of school and income drops or household size increases, please complete a current application as you may now qualify. Example: decreased work hours such as layoffs, birth of another child, or other people move in with you.
During the first two weeks of school applications may take up to 10 days after receipt to process. Meanwhile, if you have any questions or need assistance completing an application, please contact the Food Service Office at 735-3753 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
New Online Meal Payment Option through Parent PortalThrough the SISK12 Parent Portal families have the option to make online meal payments through a secure system, ConnexPoint. Like other online payment systems a processing fee is applicable. ConnexPoint charges a 3.99% processing fee for transactions. To make an online meal payment simply login to the SISK12 Parent Portal, select the Meal Service Balance icon and follow the prompts.As a reminder, to find the Parent Portal simply visit republicschools.org and click on the "Parent Portal" icon. This can also be accessed through the district's free mobile app. As a reminder, to login use the email address you have provided to the district and enter the password you have created. If you’ve forgotten it, simply click on the “forgot password” button and follow the prompts. The Parent Portal is the same system used for back to school registration forms and to view student information like grades and attendance.
Contact InformationRuth Melvin, DirectorFood Services DepartmentCarrie Vasquez, Administrative AssistantFood Services DepartmentFood Service Office636 N. MainRepublic, MO 65738P: 417.735.3753F: 417.735.3745Office Hours7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.