Students are allowed to charge a certain dollar amount before being offered an alternate meal. The dollar amounts vary by school level. Any combination of meals could be charged, but once the charge limit dollar amout has been reached, WCSD must offer an alternate meal to the student. To help our schools avoid offering alternate meals, please keep your child's meal account fully funded.
Charge Amounts (based on 2022-23 meal prices):
- Elementary: $11 (equivalent of four lunch meals)
- Middle: $6 (equivalent of two lunch meals)
- High: $3 (equivalent of one lunch meal)
- Adults: $4.25 (equivalent of one lunch meal)
Customers are not allowed to charge a la carte items. Account balances must be positive to purchase a la carte items without cash in hand.
Schools will restrict charges during the last two weeks of each school year. Notices will be sent via the most common method for mass communication at the school (email or telephone call-out).
If a student does not have money and has reached the charge limit, an alternate meal will be offered for breakfast (cereal, grahams, and juice) and lunch (sandwich, fruit, and milk). If the student continues to come to breakfast or lunch without money and the account continues to be delinquent, School Nutrition will bring the account to the attention of the counselor and/or principal at the school.