Steve Alexander,
Director of Food Service
903-392-7850 ext. 1112

Nutrition Nuggets
Food and Fitness for a Healthy Child.

Smart Snacks in School

We are focused on the health of our school environment. Nutrition standard have been established for all snacks sold in school by any entity, including parent/student organizations, teachers, boosters, fund raisers, or the food and nutrition services department.  These standards for snack sales are in effect from any time before school through 1/2 hour after school, in accordance with the Healthy Hunger- Free Kids Act, the USDA


West Rusk ISD
Charge Policy 2018-2019

Policy in Spanish

*If charge policy exceeds the maximum $10.00 for Jr. or Sr. High, or $20.00 for Pk-5th grade then he or she will be offered a fruit/vegetable tray, only 2 trays per semester.

Elementary $20.00
Intermediate  $20.00
Jr. High $10.00
High School $10.00
No A la carte items will be sold to any student with a negative balance.

Meal Service for Students with No Money/ No Lunch From Home

Schools are not required to serve children who receive reduced-price or full-price meals but do not have money to pay. The state recommends Food Service Directors establish a charge policy, even if it is a no-charge policy and may provide an alternative meal at the Cafeteria’s cost. Parents and Students should be informed of the limitations of the established policy.

Texas Department of Agriculture Administrative Reference Manual

The state recommends Food Service Directors establish a charge policy, even if it is a no charge policy and may provide an alternative meal at the Cafeteria's cost. Parents and Students should be informed of the limitations of the established policy.


Nutrition Tip
Cut-up fruit makes a great snack. Either cut them yourself, or buy pre-cut packages of fruit pieces like pineapples or melons. Or, try whole fresh berries or grapes.
Reference: USDA. Internet:

Non-compliant foods may be sold from 1/2 hour after school through the end of the day.  These standards carefully balance science-based nutrition guildelines with practical and flexible solutions to promote healthier eating on campus.

Nutrition Standards for Foods

West Rusk Wellness Plan

Online Food Service Payments.



Student and Parents Online Payments Information

Teacher and Staff Online Payments Information

Please contact the Raider Café at 903-392-7850 ext. 1112 if you have any question or need assistance.


Menus: Menus:
August Breakfast 2019  
August Lunch 2019  


Lunch & Breakfast Price Schedule 2018-2019
Universal Free Meals for Pre-k-12

Community Eligibility Provision
Pre-k -12 Free Lunch


Visitors and Employees                      
All schools (PK-12)                                              
Extra Milk, All schools (PK-12)             
$ .50
Extra Entree
Ala Carte  
Dessert     / Ice Cream                                             
Vegetable / Fruit
Drink: Lemonade, Tea
Large Juice

Income Eligibility Guidelines for Determining Free and Reduced Lunch Benefits

Lunch Applications (English) Application Letter
Lunch Applications (Spanish)Application Letter

Child Nutrition Department
School Lunch/Breakfast Guidelines 2013-14

The Child Nutrition department has available free/reduced applications every day that school is in session.  The applications may be filled out at any time during the school year.  The application will be processed within 10 working days and the parent notified of any benefits that the student qualifies for in the school breakfast and lunch program.  A new application must be completed each school year.  Students qualifying for free lunch also qualify for free breakfast so ensure your child takes advantage of both.

  The Child Nutrition Department will send notices home concerning charges at least monthly.  Parent may call at any time to inquire about a student account.  Students will not be allowed to purchase extras.  For example a student has 50 cents and tries to purchase an item in addition to his or her lunch, this will not be allowed and the money will be applied to the lunch being purchased or the outstanding charges. 

We strongly encourage placing money in your child’s account once a week, once a month or even for the whole year instead of sending the daily amount each day.  When paying into a child’s account the easiest way to accomplish that is by check made out to West Rusk  CCISD for school lunches.  Cash is frequently lost or spent on other items when intended for lunch or breakfast.