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Update: Unpaid Meal Charge-Local Meal Charge Policy


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 (September 19,2017)
      • 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 September 6, 2017 )
      • Students shall not be denied a meal within seven days after the meal account reaches a zero balance;
      • After the first 21 operating days (September 7, 2017) 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.