Student Meal Charge Procedure
The primary purpose of the School Nutrition Program is to feed children. Our intent is to assist parents in receiving this benefit at the lowest possible cost to them. Students will be allowed to charge meal without a tray being pulled away from them, regardless of their balance. Students will not be told of their negative balance or receive alternate food as a result of a negative balance. This information will only be shared if a student asks for their balance. Balances will be reviewed once a week. All balances will follow the student throughout their time here in Sweetwater County School District #2.
If a student falls into the negative the following will occur.
These calls will also send an e-mail, text message and put a message on their parent portal. These calls and emails will give parents the information they need to complete a free/reduced application as well as the needed information to make an online payment. Everyone the parent has identified to receive emergency notification on their parent portal will receive this call.
If a student’s balance reaches $50.00 in the negative the following will occur.
If a families balance falls above $75.00 in the negative the following will occur.
If a family is determined to qualify for free/reduced meals after accruing a negative balance, a repayment plan will be put in place to assist in the repayment of the previous debt.