Welcome to the Carlisle Community Schools Nutrition Department!


Employment – if you are interested in working part-time for one of our kitchens, I would love to hear from you! Please contact me @515-989-5377 or [email protected].


2023-2024 SY – Free and Reduced Applications.  These will be available on the website.  An email will be sent to the district when they are available. You are welcome to contact Administration Office at 515-989-3589 (Option 0) or stop by during business hours to pick up a copy as well. If you feel that you may qualify, PLEASE APPLY. 


Here is the link for the guidelines:

Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines (2023-2024)


Myths about free and reduced meals –

  1. Everyone will know my child is free or reduced. There is nothing that identifies a student that is free or reduced. The only people that will know would be a few administration members or line clerk.
  2. Applying is hard. Applying is actually very simple. All that is required is to fill out the information, no additional information is required unless it is selected for review. If that is the case we will contact you.  This is a random process so if you are selected it is nothing you have done wrong.
  3. Burden for the school. ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! The school does not lose any money for any student that receives free or reduced students.


Just a little note about what we offer for lunches 😊


As you are probably aware, we offer Paw Packs for K-5 students.  These are just a healthier version of Lunchables basically.  We make them fresh daily as a cold option for students that do not like the hot meal choice for the day.  They meet all the requirements for NSLP.  They were a huge success last year and hope to continue with that success this coming year.  Each morning the students get to choose if they would like a paw pack or hot lunch.


We also started the salad bar/nacho bar last year for 6-12.  This went over extremely well and will be continued again this upcoming year. Students will punch in their numbers and decide which line they would like to go through, hot lunch or the salad/nacho bar.  Again, this meets all the requirements for NSLP.


Overall, I am very excited about the changes being made in our department and I will continue to work to provide excellent meals for your children. I have an amazing staff that prides themselves in making sure that lunch is an enjoyable experience for the students. If you have any questions or concerns always feel free to contact me.


Hollie Butler


[email protected]


Have a great summer!

Food Service Director: Hollie Butler
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Food Service Secretary: Joy Gibson
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The Carlisle Community School District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of the District to provide equal employment opportunity and to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or disability in admission or access to, or treatment in its hiring and employment practices. Any person having inquires concerning the school district’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), §504, or Iowa Code §280.3 is directed to contact the Human Resource Director, serving in the role of Affirmative Action Coordinator, by writing to the Carlisle Community School District, 430 School Street, Carlisle, IA 50047; or by phone at 515/989-3589.