Collection of Unpaid Meal Charges

School Lunch Debt

Students will not be denied a regular reimbursable meal. Students who do not have funds available in their student meal account and do not have access to other monies may charge the cost of their meal to their student meal account and debt will accrue. Students may not charge food items beyond what constitutes a regular reimbursable meal.

Debt Collection

Reasonable efforts shall be made by the district to collect delinquent debt from parents/guardians. Efforts taken for the collection of delinquent debt shall not have a negative impact on the student involved, but shall focus on the parents/guardians responsible for providing funds for meal purchases.

All debt accrued to a student meal account shall be considered delinquent debt. At the end of each school year delinquent debt shall carry forward to the following school year until the debt is paid, the student graduates, or the student withdrawals from the District. Delinquent debt becomes uncollectible debt when a student graduates or withdrawals from the District. Uncollectible debt is not an allowable expense to the food service fund and shall be charged to the general fund at the end of each fiscal year.

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