Credit (Charge) Policy
For students who pay full price for meals

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The Governing Board Recognizes that some students who do not qualify for free or reduced-price meals may not have a meal or money for a meal at the point of meal service and wishes to provide an option for those student to receive adequate, nourishing food in order to grow, learn and maintain good health without resulting in a loss of funds for the district.

Grades k-6 & K- 8 – Charge Limit
The Nutrition Services Department will establish credit accounts for all student s who pay full price for meals at K-6 and K-8 schools.  Parents will be encouraged to place pre-payments on their student’s account.  The Nutrition services Department will extend up to three days of credit (three days each for both breakfast and lunch) for student whose account balance is below the cost of three meals.  The Nutrition Services Department will promptly notify parents of the negative balance on their student’s account and make the principal aware so that he or she may provide the family with information about the free and reduce-price meal program.

Middle & High School- No Charges
The Nutrition Services Department will establish credit accounts for all students who pay full price for meals at middle and high schools.  Parents will be encouraged to place pre-payments on their student’s account.  Students at these grade levels will be made aware of their account balances on a daily basis and credit will not be extended. Any student who does not have a meal or money for a meal will be given fruit and milk and the parents shall be notified.