NORWIN SCHOOL DISTRICT

PROCEDURES AFFECTING PUPILS

255.1 MEAL CHARGE AND COLLECTION

 

 Students who charge their meals and maintain outstanding charges will face a step process in attempting  to collect these charges:

 

Elementary/Intermediate Schools


Preventive Interventions

 

Step 1:  When a student's account reaches $5.00 or less, a written reminder will be sent home with the student.

Step 2:  When a student's account reaches $2.00 or less, a written reminder will be sent home with the student.

 

Negative Balance Interventions

Students with a negative balance will only be permitted to purchase a “TYPE A” meal as described in the National School Lunch Program guidelines.  No ala carte items will be allowed to be charged and any money presented will be applied toward the outstanding balance before being applied to ala carte items.

 

Step 1:  When a student's account reaches a negative balance, a written reminder will be sent home with the student.

 

Step 2:  When a student's account reaches a deficit greater than $5.00, the cafeteria manager will place a call to the student’s parent/guardian to remind him/her we have been feeding the child in good faith and money is owed to the student’s account.  The manager will also offer the parent/guardian a detailed printout of the account activity.

 

Step 3:  If payment is not received, and the student's account reaches a deficit of $10.00 or greater, the cafeteria manager will again place a call to the student’s parent/guardian, send home a free meal application, and report the problem to the building principal and the Director of Food and Nutrition Service.

 

Step 4:  If the balance of $10.00 or more remains unpaid, the principal, knowing family circumstances, will place a phone call or send a more severe letter to request payment and inform the parent/guardian that with continued non-payment there will be potential consequences.  Consequences may include one or a combination of the following:  Alternate Meal, Parent Conference, Restriction of School Activities, Withholding Report Card, taking the matter to the local magistrate, and/or Referral to Social Services.

 

The cafeteria manager will prepare a list, for the principal, of all students owing money to their accounts on a weekly basis.

 

If there is evidence that the family may qualify for free meals, an application may be submitted and signed by the building principal or home visitor based on available information.  The District will report pertinent information to the appropriate authorities.

 

 

Middle School


Preventive Interventions


Step 1:  When a student's account reaches $5.00 or less, a written reminder will be sent home with the student.

Step 2:  When a student's account reaches $2.00 or less, a written reminder will be sent home with the student.

 

Negative Balance Interventions

Students with a negative balance will only be permitted to purchase a “TYPE A” meal as described in the National School Lunch Program guidelines.  No ala carte items will be allowed to be charged and any money presented will be applied toward the outstanding balance before being applied to ala carte items.

 

Middle School Students are expected to be more responsible.  Further charges may be refused.  Students will be  given the opportunity to call their parent/guardian before a meal is denied so that funds may be deposited electronically through the RevTrak system.

 

Step 1:  When a student's account reaches a negative balance, a written reminder will be sent home with the student.

 

Step 2:  When a student's account reaches a deficit greater than $5.00, the cafeteria manager will place a call to the student’s parent/guardian to remind him/her we have been feeding the child in good faith and money is owed to the student’s account.  The manager will also offer the parent a detailed printout of the account activity.

 

Step 3:  If payment is not received, and the student's account reaches a deficit of $10.00 or greater, the cafeteria manager will again place a call to the student’s parent/guardian, send home a free meal application and report the problem to the building principal and the Director of Food and Nutrition Service.

 

Step 4:  If the balance of the $10.00 or more remains unpaid, the principal, knowing family circumstances, will place a phone call or send a more severe letter to request payment and inform the parent/guardian that with continued non-payment there will be potential consequences. Consequences may include one or a combination of the following:  Alternate Meal, Denial of Meal, Parent Conference, Restriction of School Activities, Withholding Report Card, taking the matter to the local magistrate or local police and/or Referral to Social Services.

 

The cafeteria manager will prepare a list, for the principal, of all students owing money to their accounts on a weekly basis.

 

If there is evidence that the family may qualify for free or reduced priced meals, an application may be submitted and signed by the building principal or home visitor based on available information.

  


High School

 

At the High School, there will be no charging of meals that place an account into arrears.

 

High School Students are expected to be more responsible.  Students will be given the opportunity to call their parents before a meal is denied so that funds may be deposited electronically through the RevTrak system.

 

If there is evidence that the family may qualify for free or reduced priced meals, an application may be submitted and signed by the building principal or home visitor based upon any information available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES:

Parents may elect to deny their children charge privileges.  If they wish to do so, the parent must send a note to the school cafeteria manager stating that charge privileges should be denied.  In this event, a special note will be made in the POS computer system to this effect.  However, if an elementary student (K-6) arrives at school without money to purchase a lunch, they will be permitted to call a parent/guardian if time allows.  If time does not allow, a meal will be provided and charged to the student’s account.

 

 

An alternate meal consisting of a cold cheese sandwich, side of fruit, and a carton of milk is acceptable once the provisions of Procedure 255.1 have been followed as determined by the building principal and the Director of Food and Nutrition Service.

Last Modified on June 5, 2013
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