• ELEMENTARY CAFETERIA CHARGING PROCEDURES

    It is recommended that if students owe money to the cafeteria, efforts should be made by parents to pay these negative account balances as soon as possible.  No elementary student will be denied either breakfast and/or lunch due to a negative account balance.  If an elementary student’s owes money communication concerning the debt will directed to the parent or guardian only, students are not informed of this obligation.  Communication will be sent out to the parent when the student owes for five or more meals. The school will follow up with two additional direct attempts to collect the debt through written communication.   If there has been no response from the parent within 10 days of the final notice with an attempt to pay the debt off or make prearranged payments to that effect, the debt will be turned over to the district magistrate for the collection along with filing and court fees.

    Students will not be permitted to purchase ala carte or snack bar items if their account does not have a positive balance. 

    The parent or guardian can apply for free or reduced priced meals at any time throughout the school year. Applications are always available through www.schoolcafe.com.   However, qualifying for free or reduced meals will not erase prior debt.

    Balances, both positive and negative, are carried from one school year to the next school year. 

     

    MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA CHARGING PROCEDURES

    The cafeteria program is a self-sustaining program of the district designed to offer a broad selection of meal option to the students at the Middle school and Senior high school. It is important that charge meal activity occur on an emergency basis only.  Because meal charging impacts the finances of the entire cafeteria program the following practices are in place.

    1. No charging of ala carte items if any amount of cash is due to the cafeteria.
    2. If a student has cash, but owes money to his/her account, he/she can buy only a regular breakfast and/or lunch that day.
    3. Cashiers will discreetly notify students in grades 9-12 when their account has a negative balance. Cashiers will not communicate debt obligations to students in grades 5-8.
    4. Two weeks prior to the end of school, students will be notified on a general basis that all debt must be reconciled with the cafeteria.
    5. Any student owing $5.00 or more will be added to the fines list and will be subject to restriction in participation in school activities.
    6. If a Middle school student’s owes money communication concerning the debt will directed to the parent or guardian only, students are not informed of this obligation.
    7. For both Middle school and Senior High school students communication will be sent out to the parent when the student owes for five or more meals. The school will follow up with two additional direct attempts to collect the debt through written communication. If there has been no response from the parent within 10 days of the final notice with an attempt to pay the debt off or make prearranged payments to that effect, the debt will be turned over to the district magistrate for the collection along with filing and court fees.
    8. The parent or guardian can apply for free or reduced priced meals at any time throughout the school year. Applications are always available through www.schoolcafe.com. However, qualifying for free or reduced meals will not erase prior debt.
    9. Balances both positive and negative will carry to the new school year.