Rhea County School Nutrition Program


Rhea County's Food Services manages breakfasts and lunches for all six county schools and all county educators on Professional Development days. We have three Central Office staff members and approximately 40 employees around the county. We also offer nutrition education through the classroom when the opportunity arises. One large facet of Food Services is managing Federal Food & Lunch program in Rhea County.

Central Office Staff

Sally Lane Food Services Director

Beverly Hicks Food Service Bookkeeper

Melanie Myers Food Service Clerk


School Cafeteria Managers

Sue Burdette Frazier Elementary

Gloria Rapson Graysville Elementary

Hazel Carter Rhea Central Elementary

Mary Hill Spring City Elementary

Ruby Cooper Spring City Middle

Ruel Barnett Rhea County High

Debbie Blackmon Rhea Middle School


To help foster a healthy school environment, the  Rhea County School system has an approved Wellness Policy.  Please see the complete policy under menus and program information.  An annual stakeholders meeting is held for anyone interested in reviewing and updating our local Rhea County School Wellness Policy.  The stakeholders meeting for the 2014-15 school year will be held on November 11, 2014 at 3:30 at the  Rhea County Department of Education.  An assessment of the Rhea County Wellness policy is compiled each year and the results are available upon request by contacting Christy Hennessee at hennesseec@rheacounty.org 


New returned check fee will go into effect this school year. Parents and students paying for school mealswill be charged a $30.00 returned service fee in addition to fees their bank may charge.  The Rhea County Board of Education has entered into an agreement with Payliance, Inc. for the collection of all returned checks issued to all Rhea County locations. The Board requires that you make sure the following information is on all checks written: • Full Name • Street Address • Home Phone Number  If your check is returned by your bank, it will be automatically forwarded by the Rhea County Board of Education's bank directly to Payliance after the first presentation. 
Check Payment Terms: In consideration of merchant accepting customer's payment by check, and other good and valuable consideration, Customer agrees that if any check is returned unpaid for any reason, customer expressly authorizes merchant or it's processing agent or assignee to electronically collect or create a demand draft to collect the face amount of the check, and a $30 return check service fee as well as any applicable bank fees and sales tax. Customer's payment by check is customer's express acceptance of the terms and shall serve as customer's authorization for the electronic collection and /or demand draft on customer's account.