If students exhaust their meal accounts, they may charge meals at any meal service as follows:
- Students in elementary and middle school may charge up to three meals.
- Students in high school may charge up to two meals.
- Students may not charge a la carte items.
Charges shall be paid in full before a menued meal is offered. Once the charge limit is reached, if the account is not replenished, the student shall receive a courtesy meal at the beginning of the lunch line. There is no limit to the number of courtesy meals a student may receive. Food service staff shall not pull a tray from a student who has reached the charge limit.
Cafeteria staff will work with campus staff to identify students’ eligibility for free or reduced price meals.
NOTIFICATION OR LOW AND NEGATIVE BALANCES AND COLLECTION OF FUNDS
The District shall notify the household of a student with a low and negative meal balance and request payment by letter and email. Automatic phone calls shall also be administered no more than once per week.
PAYMENT OF DELINQUENT MEAL CHARGE DEBT
Donated funds received throughout the year, when available, will be used to offset negative account balances. At year end, activity or other local funds are used to offset negative account balances.
New for the 2017-18 school year, families will apply for free or reduced price meal benefits or make prepayments by creating a SchoolCafé account by visiting www.schoolcafe.com, or by downloading the SchoolCafé mobile application, available on Apple and Android devices.
Accounts can be created prior to this date, but will not reflect the student’s grade level information for the 2017-18 school year until after August 14, 2017.