Reminder: Free meals for all program expires Dec. 31, 2022

Dear Middleburgh Central School District Families:

When we return from the holiday break on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, students who do not have an approved application for free and/or reduced-price school meals will need to pay for their meals as they had done prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the pandemic, the federal government funded free school meals for all students regardless of need . In September, that federal funding expired. Throughout the fall, the Middleburgh Central School District Board of Education supported our administrative team’s request to use funds within the district’s approved budget to continue providing free meals for all students. That extension is expiring Dec 31.

The cost of school meals for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year is as follows:


  • Breakfast: $1.60
  • Lunch: $2.70

Jr./Sr. High

  • Breakfast: $1.60
  • Lunch: $2.95

As a reminder, families can submit applications for free and reduced-price meals at any time throughout the school year. The free and reduced-price meals application is available online. If you are unable to access the application online, please reach out to the main office of your school at 518-827-3600. Families who may not have qualified for the program prior to universal free meals being put into place last year may now be income-eligible due to lost jobs or reduced work hours.

In addition to receiving free or reduced-price school meals, there are additional benefits to participating in the National School Lunch Program, including reduced fees for students taking exams such as the SAT.  More information about our meal program, including school meal menus, can be found on our website.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office at 518-827-3625.

Mark Place, Superintendent