MEAL CHARGE POLICY

MEAL CHARGES POLICY

  • Parents are responsible for reimbursing the school for charged meals.

  • Students, grades Pk-8, who have lost or forgotten meal money may with permission authorized from the principal or his/her designee, charge a meal.

  • No adult meals or a la carte items will be charged.

  • No student a la carte items will be charged.

  • No meals will be charged to grades 9-12 students unless classified by the District's special education representative as a child with a disability.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • Pay at school - cash or check daily

  • Pre-pay at school - cash or check

  • Pre-pay for meals using on-line payment system

SCHOOL PROCEDURES FOR UNPAID MEAL CHARGES

  • Principals and bookkeepers will be informed weekly of the outstanding charges.

  • Negative balance letters will be sent home weekly beginning as soon as the student's account becomes delinquent. Follow up telephone calls will also be made to parents, if necessary.

ACCOUNT COLLECTIONS

Unpaid meal charges are considered delinquent debt. Schools will undertake all reasonable efforts to work with parents/guardians to collect unpaid meal charges.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov .

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.