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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.