The Board of Education recognizes that, on occasion, students may forget to bring meal money to school. To ensure that students do not go hungry, but also to promote responsible student behavior and to minimize the fiscal burden on the District, all District school cafeterias shall implement the following guidelines with regard to meal charges.
This policy applies to all paying students, whether they are paying full price or reduced-price.
When a student has charged more than ten (10) meals without payment having been made, that student will be provided with an alternative meal, such as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or cheese sandwich, plus vegetable, fruit, and milk. The District will send notices to the parent before this aspect of the policy is implemented. The alternative meal will be charged at the same price as the “Type A” lunch.
The school district shall notify all parents on an annual basis, prior to the opening of school, of the requirements of this policy.
Ref: Child Nutrition Act of 1966, 42 U.S.C. §1771 et seq.
National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. §1771 et seq.
Guidance Document, State Education Department, Child Nutrition
Program: “Establishing a Meal Charge Policy”, August 2005
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