Meal Charging Policy (Alternative Meals)

  • Purpose

    The purpose of this procedure is to provide instructions on charged meals. Procedures for handling charged meals in elementary and secondary schools are developed for the purpose of dealing with this situation on a consistent basis so the student/customer will not be embarrassed or humiliated.  “Charged meals” are defined as meals which cannot be properly accounted for because the student has no money.

    Responsibility

    The Coordinator of Nutrition and Food Services is the approving authority for these procedures and subsequent modifications. The Food Service Managers will be responsible for ensuring compliance with these procedures. The managers will monitor and technicians will act on or perform these procedures. The Coordinator or designee will perform periodic inspections to ensure compliance with procedures.

    Procedures

    • Students can charge up to $12.00 in meals.
    • Students can charge up to $12.00 in meals.Notification through letters and other media will be used notify parents of low account balances.
    • Notification through letters and other media will be used notify parents of low account balances.Any child with a negative $12.00 balance will be served an alternate meal until the balance is paid in full unless payment arrangements have been made and approved by the Coordinator.
    • Any child with a negative $12.00 balance will be served an alternate meal until the balance is paid in full unless payment arrangements have been made and approved by the Coordinator.Alternate meals will consist of a sandwich,
    • Alternate meals will consist of a sandwich, fruit and milkAll
    • All students with a negative balance cannot buy anything extra. Example: A La Carte Items