Meal Charge Guidelines

  • West Ada School District

    Standard Operating Procedure

    Guidelines for Meal Charges 2019-20

    “All students will eat every day”

     

    Elementary

     

    • Elementary students may charge up to $1.20 for reduced and $7.50 for paid on their food

    service accounts.

    • Automated phone calls will go out to parents when students have a negative balance on their account. A parent letter, in a sealed envelope, may be given to the teacher to send home to parents.
    • If the kitchen manager is unsuccessful in receiving payment, the building administration will help with contacting parents to collect lunch money.
    • The building administration will develop an Administrative (Principal) Account that may be used after the student’s account reaches the three (3) lunch limit. This account will cover the cost of the student lunch until the cafeteria is reimbursed. Funds used from the Administrative Account to purchase meals must be reimbursed the following day by the parent/guardian.
    • All buildings will establish procedures to utilize the Administrative Account funds. After a student reaches a limit of three (3) lunches charged to the Administrative Account, building administration must either approve additional charges or provide the student with a snack.

     

    Middle/High Schools – Galileo 6th-8th Grade– Christine Donnell 6th Grade

     

    • Secondary students may charge up to $.80 for reduced and $6.50 for paid on their food service accounts.
    • When a student’s account is getting low, the cashier may discreetly remind the student in line to tell parents/guardians to call the kitchen. Once a student reaches the two (2) lunch charge limit, the cashier will ask the student to speak to an administrator. The student’s tray will be held at the register for the student until he/she returns with funds or with administrative permission to access the Administrative Account during the lunch period.
    • Automated phone calls will go out to parents/guardians when students have a negative balance on their account. If the kitchen manager is unsuccessful in receiving payment, the building administration will help with contacting parents to collect lunch money.
    • The kitchen manager will run a weekly report for all students with a negative balance and provide to building administration.
    • All buildings will establish an Administrative Account for lunch and procedures to utilize the funds. The cashier will ask the student to go to the office for assistance. The student’s tray will be held at the register for the student until they return with funds during the lunch period. After a student reaches a limit of three (3) lunches charged to the Administrative Account, building administration

    must either approve additional charges or provide the student with a snack.

     

    All Students & Adults

    • Students may only charge a full meal from the Administrative Food and Nutrition Account, not ala carte items or second meals.
    • Adults may not charge meals.

    Revised 8/8/19