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Avondale Elementary School District

Meal Charge Procedures/Alternate Meal Procedures

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 2017-2018 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 meet all nutritional guidelines 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.

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 EZSchoolPay.com. Parents/guardians can elect to receive email notification of low account balances or payment reminders through EZSchoolPay.  If you need assistance establishing an account through EZSchoolPay.com, please contact Food and Nutrition Services at 623-772-5023.

The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.