Meal Charge Policy

Insufficient Funds
To ensure students receive the nutrition they need to stay focused during the school day the District shall maintain a meal charge program that minimizes identification of children with insufficient funds to pay for school meals and maintain the financial integrity of the district food service fund account.
 
Unpaid Meals Policy
The District shall make a reasonable effort to collect unpaid meal charges classified as delinquent debt.  The District shall ensure that efforts to collect delinquent debt do not have a negative impact on the student involved.  Such efforts shall focus primarily on the parents or guardians responsible for providing for the student’s funds for meals.  When the District determines that collection efforts for delinquent debt are useless or too costly, the debt must be reclassified as “bad debt” as defined in 2 CFR 200. 426.  Bad debt must be written off as operating loss.  However, “bad debt” must be restored using non-federal funds.  Delinquent meal charges that are converted to “bad debt” must be recorded and maintained in accordance with record retention requirements in 7 CFR 210.9(b)(17) and 7 CFR 210.15(b). 
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.