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Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year students will NO LONGER receive free breakfast and lunch unless they qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Please see the Free/Reduced Meal Application information at the bottom of this page for more information!
<b>Vickie Cantrell</b><br>Food Service Director<br>417-753-2891 x6<br>
Vickie Cantrell
Food Service Director
417-753-2891 x6
<b>Debra Bowers</b><br>Free & Reduced<br>417-929-0090<br>
Debra Bowers
Free & Reduced

  • The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was not extended. Therefore, the USDA can no longer provide free meals for school age children. What does this mean for LR students?

    • Beginning with the 2022-23 school year students will no longer receive free breakfast and lunch unless they qualify for free or-reduced price meals.
    • Students must qualify for free or reduced-price meals either through direct certification or by completing a free or reduced-price meal application.
    • If your student qualified for free or reduced-price meals during the 2021-22 school year, they automatically keep this status for the first 30 days of the new school year until a new application is processed. Once the new application is processed, you will be notified of any changes and may owe a balance for days 1-30.

    Please fill out the application linked below and return to the district office. Applications can also be completed on-line. See on-line application instructions linked below.

    Data collected from the Free and Reduced Meal Program applications is used to maintain meal count requirements, report to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for funding, and establish eligibility for other benefits. In addition, the school district receives reimbursement from the meal program through the funding formula created by the General Assembly based on the percentage of students who qualify.

    We are offering an incentive to complete and submit the Free and Reduced Meal Program application (you do not have to qualify to win). Each student listed on the application will have their name entered in a drawing for a FREE $200 gas gift card! One student per school will win. Applications must be submitted by September 30, 2022 to be entered in the drawing.







  • How to Access the LR Parent Portal 

    How to Complete the Free & Reduced Online Application


    How to retrieve your portal username and password

    To request your login credentials, please email your request to and list your students’ name and grade level.  Your login credentials will be sent to your email address we have on file for each student you have listed.  If your email address has changed, please contact the school secretary and update your email address as soon as possible.

    How to log into the LR Parent Portal

    There are three items listed on your login credential letter that are required for you to login into the Parent Portal.  1) Location #   2) Parent Access User ID  3) Parent Access User Password.  Once you have received your login information, please access the portal at: and enter the information.  

    Please follow the instructions on your login credential letter titled “To group multiple children in to a single log in”.  Please note: You will need a credential letter for each one of your students.

    How to access and complete the Free & Reduced Online Application

    Please note: After you have linked your multiple students, you will only need to complete the application one time per family.  After you have clicked “View Student Summary”, please make sure you are in the current School Year: 2022-2023 located in the upper right corner.

    Select “Free & Reduced Application On-Line” located on the left side bar. You will then see the application titled “Free & Reduced Application Form 2022-23” listed in the description field. Click on the form, read through the pages, complete and sign the form, click Save then Close. Once you have saved your information you will then need to check the box of the form you just completed highlighting the box green then click Submit.


    If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact or call Debbie Bowers, Application Processor at 417-929-0090.


      K-6th 7th-12th
    BREAKFAST $1.50 $1.50
    LUNCH $2.75 $3.00



      K-6th 7th-12th
    BREAKFAST $.30 $.30
    LUNCH $.40 $.40



    BREAKFAST $1.75
    LUNCH $3.50


  • You can view your student’s lunch account balance in the Parent Portal. Click the button below to login to the Parent Portal.

    Parent Portal Login

    Need a Parent Portal login or have other Parent Portal questions? Click the button below for more information.

    Parent Portal Help

  • 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
                  1400 Independence Avenue, SW
                  Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 

    (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

    (3) email:

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.