Students are allowed to charge a certain amount before being offered an alternate meal. Each school level has a different amount, but all are based on a number of lunch meal charges. Any combination of meals could be charged, but once the charge limit dollar amout has been reached, we must offer an alternate meal to the student. We do not like offering alternate meals. Please keep your child's meal account fully funded.
Elementary: Students are allowed to charge the equivalent of 4 (four) lunch meals. The equates to a charge limit of $9.60 (paid) or $1.60 (reduced price). Printed and emailed negative account notification letters are sent home at a minimum of once per week.
Middle: Students are allowed to charge the equivalent of 2 (two) lunch meals. This equates to a charge limit of $5.80 (paid) or $0.80 (reduced price).
High: Students will be allowed to charge the equivalent of 1 (one) lunch meal. This equates to a charge limit of $2.90 (paid) or $0.40 (reduced price). Our goal is to give our high school students a second chance to ask for lunch money.
Students are not allowed to charge A La Carte items.
Adults are not allowed to charge.
Schools may restrict charges at the end of the year, but must give notice at least two weeks prior to the change occurring. Notice 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 and milk) OR lunch (sandwich 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 or/and principal at the school in case DFCS needs to be involved. Students who have negative account balances are not allowed to purchase extras until the account has been brought up to date.