MealCharge policy and Courtesy Snack
TheBoard policy for students without adequate funds to purchase school mealsallows for elementary students to charge up to 5 lunches. Negative mealcharges are not allowed for middle or high school students, adults, or for anya la carte purchases. Students who have unpaidmeal charges will not be allowed to purchase a la carte food items until mealcharges have been repaid.
Elementarystudents who have exceeded the charge limit, as well as middle and high schoolstudents without sufficient funds for lunch, will be offered an alternativesnack of a cheese sandwich and milk or juice. To prevent your child frombeing offered the courtesy snack, please provide money for your student's mealseach day or prepay for meals in advance. School cafeterias make everyeffort to inform students and parents when funds are low with notices sent homevia student, verbal reminders to students, and apple stamps.
Parentsare responsible to ensure that children have an adequate lunch from home orsufficient funds to purchase school meals. To assist parents, studentaccount balances can be monitored any time via www.Parentonline.net regardless ofwhether you use the online funding option, send cash or checks, or you may callthe school nutrition program.
Toview a student meal account balance (or to fund their account) go to www.Parentonline.net and create anaccount. Add your student(s) by entering their student ID# and selectingtheir school. The account balance displays in the middle of screen. We also recommend that you set a Low Balance Alert ($10 or higher issuggested) using the links on the page to receive an email reminder when fundsare low.
Chargingfor any meals will be discontinued during the last three weeks of the schoolyear.
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