To enhance the ability to educate students by providing a school meal whenever possible and create a consistent policy throughout the district, the following policy shall apply to students who have no money to pay for a breakfast or lunch.
At all K-5 and K-8schools: The Student Nutrition Department will extend credit to any elementary student without lunch or without lunch money for up to three meals. The following procedure will apply to all students: First, a meal reminder notice will be sent home with the student when his/her account balance has three lunches remaining. If funds are not received and the student account has no money the student will be asked to go to the school office to call his/her parent for direction. The Cafeteria Staff/Manager in charge will mail a follow-up notice to the parent informing them of account balance and district charge policy. The student will be able to charge a meal for up to three days. If no funds are received in the three-day period the student will receive an alternate meal upon request. The Cafeteria Staff/Manager or Principal will call the parent advising them that they must send money or a meal with their child.
At all Middle Schools and High Schools: Students at these grade levels are made aware of their account balances daily. Thus, no student charges will be allowed. Any student who has no money or meal will be offered an alternate meal. The Cafeteria Staff/Manager or Principal will call the parent advising them that they must send money or a meal with their child.
At all Grade Levels: Parents of students who are out of money often will be given information about applying for free and reduced priced meals.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, or political beliefs. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact SDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.