Meal Charging Procedures

Meal Prices:

2020-2021 Elementary Meal Prices, Grades Pre-K – 5 

Full Breakfast - $1.15   Full Lunch - $2.05 
Reduced Breakfast - $.30 Reduced Breakfast - $.40 
Extra Milk or Juice - $.50 Extra Milk or Juice - $.50  


2020-2021 Middle School and High School Meal Prices, Grades 6-12

Full Breakfast - $1.65          Full Lunch - $2.55 
Reduced Breakfast - $.30 Reduced Lunch - $.40 
Extra Milk or Juice - $.50 Extra Milk or Juice - $.50 
 
Parents are always welcome to eat meals with their children.  Visiting adults may purchase a breakfast for $2.25 or a lunch for $3.50. 
 

Charging Procedures: 

Early Childhood Center and Elementary (Grades Pre-K - 5) Charge Procedures 

District-wide procedures allow elementary students to charge only a complete meal (a charge is a meal obtained with a zero or negative account balance).  A complete meal must consist of at least 3 of the 5 components offered (Grains, Meat or protein substitute, Fruit, Vegetable and Milk).  All students are required to take a fruit or vegetable at both lunch and breakfast or will be charged a la carte prices.  All a la carte purchases are strictly prohibited if a student does not have money in his or her account or if the account balance is negative, regardless of cash in hand.  Milk or juice-only purchases are considered an a la carte purchase. 
 
Important:  Students will only be allowed to charge a maximum of $25.00, lunches and breakfasts combined.  All negative balances exceeding this amount may be turned over to a collection recovery agency and may include interest fees and/or court fees if debt is not resolved in a timely manner.  Students will be allowed to continue to eat a complete meal.  Food Services will provide low fund letters for teachers to send home with students on a weekly basis when a student has reached a negative balance.  Courtesy calls will also go out to all households with low or negative balances weekly.  Parents are encouraged to send money in sealed envelopes with the child’s name and lunch number clearly marked on the outside.  Students who owe fees due to negative meal accounts will not receive grade cards. 
 

Middle School (Grades 6-8) Charge Procedures 

District-wide procedures allow middle school students to charge only a complete meal (a charge is a meal obtained with a zero or negative account balance).  A complete meal must consist of at least 3 of the 5 components offered (Grains, Meat or protein substitute, Fruit, Vegetable and Milk).  All students are required to take a fruit or vegetable at both lunch and breakfast or will be charged a la carte prices.  All a la carte purchases are strictly prohibited if a student does not have money in his or her account or if the account balance is negative, regardless of cash in hand.  Milk or juice-only purchases are considered an a la carte purchase. 
Important:  Students will only be allowed to charge a maximum of $25.00, lunches and breakfasts combined.  All negative balances exceeding this amount may be turned over to a collection recovery agency and may include interest fees and/or court fees if debt is not resolved in a timely manner.  Students will be allowed to continue to eat a complete meal.  Food Services will provide low fund letters for teachers to send home with students on a weekly basis when a student has reached a negative balance.  Courtesy calls will also go out to all households with low or negative balances weekly.  Parents are encouraged to send money in sealed envelopes with the child’s name and lunch number clearly marked on the outside.  Students who owe fees due to negative meal accounts will not receive grade cards. 
 
 

High School (Grades 9-12) Charge Procedures 

District-wide procedures allow high school students to charge only a complete meal (a charge is a meal obtained with a zero or negative account balance).  A complete meal must consist of at least 3 of the 5 components offered (Grains, Meat or protein substitute, Fruit, Vegetable and Milk).  All students are required to take a fruit or vegetable at both lunch and breakfast or will be charged a la carte prices.  All a la carte purchases are strictly prohibited if a student does not have money in his or her account or if the account balance is negative, regardless of cash in hand.  Milk or juice-only purchases are considered an a la carte purchase. 
 
 
Important:  Students will only be allowed to charge a maximum of $25.00, lunches and breakfasts combined.  All negative balances exceeding this amount may be turned over to a collection recovery agency and may include interest fees and/or court fees if debt is not resolved in a timely manner.  Students will be allowed to continue to eat a complete meal.    Courtesy calls will go out to all households with low or negative balances weekly and students will be verbally informed that there are negative charges.  Parents are encouraged to send money in sealed envelopes with the child’s name and lunch number clearly marked on the outside.  Students who owe fees due to negative meal accounts will not receive grade cards or diplomas. 
 

Meal Account Refunds: 

Refunds may be obtained by contacting the Food Service Office at 573-221-2378.  Meal refunds will be submitted to the Board of Education and a check will be mailed to the parent within 1 to 2 weeks.   
 
 
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