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Meal Charge Procedures/Alternate Meal Procedures 


Students with delinquent accounts will be offered an alternate meal of a cheese sandwich and a milk until the balance is brought current.  Set up an online payment account today.



Students without sufficient funds to cover the price of a meal will be allowed to charge an amount equal to the price of two lunch meals based on student meal eligibility.   


For school year 2019-2020 the allowable charges are listed below.

  • Reduced-price students .80 maximum charge.
  • Full-paid students $4.50 maximum charge.

 

Adults and visitors may not charge meals. 

Students may not charge a la carte items.

 

If a student has reached the maximum charge or the pending purchase would cause the student to exceed the maximum charge, an alternate meal will be provided.  Students will not be denied nutrition due to a lack of money.


Alternate Meals - Established by the USDA

Breakfast Alternate Meal:  Cereal, graham cracker, milk and fruit.

Lunch Alternate Meal:  Cheese sandwich on whole grain bread, milk, and fruit or vegetable of the day.

 

Students will continue to receive an alternate meal until account charges have been brought current.   

 

No charges will be allowed to any lunch account during the last 10 operating days of school and all negative balances must be paid in full.

 


Student Eligibility

If a student’s meal eligibility status changes to free at any point during the year, negative balances from prior charges will remain on the account.  A student with free meal eligibility will not receive the alternate meal even with a negative account balance however; the parent/guardian will still remain responsible to pay for charges incurred prior to the notification of the free meal status.

 

Each cafeteria will print weekly payment reminder slips for students with negative account balances.  These payment reminder slips will be sent home with students via the classroom teacher.

 

It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to monitor and maintain their student’s meal account balance.  Meal account balances can be monitored free of charge by creating an online account at family.titank12.com. Parents/guardians can elect to receive email notification of low account balances or payment reminders through family.titank12.com.  If you need assistance establishing an online account, please contact the Food and Nutrition Services Department at 623-772-5023.