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Food Service
Student Meals for the School Year 2022-23
USDA waivers that have been in place during the pandemic have now expired. This means that starting in the school year 2022-23, Food Service Programs across the nation will return to normal, pre-pandemic operations and students will be required to pay for breakfast AND lunch. Families will once again be asked to complete and submit a current school year Free and Reduced Meal Application if they would like to see if their student(s) qualify based on the income of all family members. Applications for school year 2022-23 are currently being taken.

Free/Reduced Price Meals
Licking Heights participates in the National School Lunch Program which is a federally assisted meal program for schools kindergaten through grade 12 that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or no-cost lunches to children each school day. If you believe you could qualify for free or reduced price meals, please complete the Free and Reduced Meal Application in the right-hand margin of this page. Only one application is necessary for each household that includes all members living in the home. This application must be completed each school year as it expires at the beginning of the next school year. Applications can then be re-submitted at any time during the school year as family circumstances change. If you do not have internet access, you may contact the Food Service office at 614-626-7282 to make an appointment to complete an application on a district computer. See the section below for additional information.

Academic Fee Waivers 
To save you time and effort, the information you gave on your Free and Reduced Meal Application may be shared with other programs for which your children may qualify through the completion of a fee waiver form. We must have your permission to share your information. Completing this form will not change whether your children get free or reduced-price meals. 
With mySchoolBucks, parents are able to register for an account and view information for free. Parents are also able to view account balances or recent purchases in the school cafeteria, add money to their student's account, and set up low balance alerts as well as automatic payments through this award-winning, parent-friendly system.
Food allergies 
We cannot guarantee trace amounts of potential allergens not listed on food labels, we do make a reasonable accommodation for allergies. Please contact the food service office for more information. If your student has special dietary needs, please request a form from the school nurse or the school office.

Meal Charges
Licking Heights has a no-charge policy at all schools. Students must have money in their account in order to purchase meals. (For 2022-23 pricing information, click on the following: 2022-23 School Meal Prices.) Money can be added through mySchoolBucks or brought to school and put in the drop box outside of the cafeteria or in the student hallways. All funds sent in with students must be put in an envelope with the student name and ID# clearly written. All funds will be put on student meal accounts with no change given back. If you are sending in money for more than one purpose, please send seperate checks or separate monetary denominations and indicate what the money is intended for. Students who do not have adequate funds in their account will receive an alternate entree in place of the planned entree for that day in addition to the offered fruit, vegetables, and milk.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 
Contact Us
Director, Matthew Goings, (614) 626-5644 
Secretary, Karen Flook, (614) 626-7282
District Dietitian, Tessa Green, (740) 927-9046, ext. 20314

How to Find Us
Central Intermediate School
6565 Summit Road
Pataskala, OH 43062

Interactive Menu
For digital menus and nutrition and allergen information:
Monthly Newsletter
Meal Prices
(Please note, breakfast is not served on a delayed start.)
Free/Reduced Price Meal Application
Click on the language of your choice to complete an application:

Licking Heights Local School District

6539 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-6926 | F: 740-927-9043

Licking Heights High School (9-12)

4101 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-964-9005 | F: 740-927-0508

Licking Heights Middle School (7-8)

4000 Mink Street Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-9046 | F: 740-927-3197

Central Intermediate (5-6)

6565 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-3365 | F: 740-927-5845

South Elementary (1-4)

6623 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-964-1674 | F: 740-964-1625

West Elementary (1-4)

1490 Climbing Fig Blacklick, OH 43004
P: 614-864-9089 | F: 614-501-4672

North Elementary (K)

6507 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-3268 | F: 740-927-5736

Central Preschool

6565 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: (740) 927-3268

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