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TACO MONDAY @ Newark Memorial High School and Taco Tuesday at Newark Junior High School

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Every Monday, staff is out cooking up fresh and exciting new Carne Asada Tacos, allowing students to choose their own toppings, and Horchata! The options for toppings include Fresh Made Pico de Gallo, Green and Red Salsa, Sour Cream and Fresh-Cut Limes.

Newark Unified School District

Child Nutrition Services

Unpaid Meal Charges


The purpose of this meal charge Standard Practice is to establish a consistent District process for charging meals when students do not have money to pay for school meals. This standard practice does not apply to children who are eligible for Free/Reduced-Price Meals as the Newark Unified School District does not charge students for their first meal within these categories. Students who choose to purchase a second meal during the meal serving period will be charged at the full price for the meal they are purchasing.

Preventing Meal Charges

Students may receive a reimbursable meal regardless of their unpaid meal status. Whenever there are insufficient funds in a child’s cafeteria account, the meal will be charged. The ensuing negative balance is expected to be paid upon parent/guardian notification. Households with unpaid meal charges are encouraged to submit a Free/Reduced-Price Meal Application. Paper applications are available at school offices, the district office 5715 Musick Ave, Newark, and the Child Nutrition Services Office, 37370 Birch St, Newark. An online application may be accessed from the Child Nutrition Services webpage by clicking on the MySchoolApps link, or by browsing to: www.myschoolapps.com/Application.

If your child does not qualify for Free or Reduced-Price Meals, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to insure their child has sufficient funds on their account to cover all school meals and to keep their child’s meal account up to date. Funds can be deposited to a child’s meal account (1) online using MySchoolBucks.com or (2) at the school site. Go to: www.MySchooBucks.com to set up and/or manage your child’s meal account. Online payments are highly encouraged, but please be aware that it takes approximately 2-3 days for those funds to be available on your child’s account. Even if you do not choose to make online meal pre-payments, you can still utilize the account to check the balance of your child’s meal account, and see on what dates your child participated in the school meal programs. Online accounts also have a “low balance” or “automatic deposit at low balance” parent e-mail alert feature.


Collection of Unpaid Meal Charges

Parents/Guardians will be notified, in writing, if a students’ meal account has an unpaid balance. For families who have registered with MySchoolBucks, there will be weekly e-mails notifying you of the unpaid balance on your child’s account. A letter will be mailed to the household once a month and at the end of the school year that indicates the amount owed. Unpaid balances are due within 10 days from the date of the notice. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to clear your child’s negative meal account.

An unpaid meal charge debt is expected to be paid by the parent/guardian by the end of the school year. Any unrecovered debts remaining at the end of the fiscal year are converted to bad debts. Bad debts are an unallowable cost to federal programs and therefore, must be covered by nonfederal funding sources. The district may attempt to collect unpaid school meal fees from a parent/guardian, but shall not use a debt collector. (Education Code 49557.5).

The district shall not direct any action toward a student to collect unpaid school meal fees. (Education Code 49557.75)