There are two school districts in DeKalb County: the City Schools of Decatur and the DeKalb County School District (DCSD).

DCSD offers healthy and nutritious meals to all students every school day. It is the longstanding practice across its schools that standard breakfast, lunch, and snack options are accessible to every student without any substitution or alternative menu options, regardless of their ability to pay or balance on their charge account.

Meal charges are recorded, and paid lunch families receive weekly balance notifications. Payments can be made throughout the school year.

DCSD has over 82% of students eligible for Free and Reduced meals. The District is committed to compassionately working with families to satisfy outstanding charges by offering payment plans, community funding, or government programs to reduce or entirely cover meal balances.