The updated United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutritional Service (FNS) policy SP 46-2016: Unpaid meal Charges - Local Meal Charge Policy
- Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals during the previous school year, will continue to receive the same benefits until a new applications is processed or up until thirty days of the new school year ()
- Students who are unable to pay for their meal at the time of the meal service shall be allowed to charge a meal for the first twenty one days of school (August 7, 2017 to )
- Students shall not be denied a meal after the meal account reaches a zero balance;
- After the first 21 operating days (
) student shall be extended maximum credit for 7 operating days.
- cash equivalent of 7 breakfast and 7 lunch total
Reduced Full Paid
All grade………………………. $ 4.90 High school…………………… $ 26.95
- Children who qualify for free meals may never be denied a meal, even if they have accrued a negative balance from other purchases in the cafeteria, and
- Students submitting new applications and approved for free or reduced-price meals will receive retroactive credit to clear charges based on application submission date but not the month prior. Applications shall be date stamped with the application submission date.
- Schools shall prohibit the charging of àla carte or extra items by any child with a negative balance, regardless of the child’s eligibility status.