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SEVIER SCHOOL DISTRICT LUNCH 5005
ACCOUNT PROCEDURES

1. ACCOUNT PROCEDURES

The Sevier School District’s policy regarding meal accounts effective for the 2017-18 school year is as follows:

1.1 The cafeteria cashier will provide a written and/or SchoolMessenger notice to the parent when their lunch account balance is below $8.80.

1.2 School lunch account balances are available via the parent page, or parents may call the district office or school secretary to receive account balance information.

1.3 This policy will be enforced in the Elementary, Middle and High Schools as follows when a cashier receives the low balance message.

Day 1 Students are told the account balance is low and they need to bring money. A friendly phone call, text, or email reminder that the student’s balance is low will also be sent out the same day to parents.

Day 2 Students are told the account balance is low or in a negative status and they need to bring money. A second notice phone call, text, or email will be sent out to parents once again reminding them to place money on their student’s account.

Day 3 If the student does not bring money and the cashier still gets a “low balance or negative balance” message, a verbal reminder will be given to the student. A third notice via phone call, text message, or email will be sent out to parents reminding them to replenish their student’s lunch account balance.

Day 4 At this point a final email notification will be sent to parents once again notifying them of the negative balance. Students will not be allowed to purchase a meal or ala carte items on their account if the balance is too low or in a negative balance status. Balances cannot go below $0. Students with an account balance that is too low to make a purchase will be offered an “alternative meal” (see below). A final phone call, text message, or email notification will be sent out reminding parents to replenish their student’s lunch account.

It is the responsibility of parents to check their voicemail and text messages as well as email accounts for notification of their student’s account.

2. ALTERNATIVE MEAL PROCEDURE

2.1 When the student’s has charged four (4) meals, a complimentary alternative meal of a peanut butter sandwich and milk will be offered. Students with a negative $8.80 balance or below cannot eat a regular meal until their parents put money into their meal account. Students may receive the alternative meal a maximum of five(5) times during the school year.

2.2 After two insufficient fund checks have been written from the same checking account, only cash, a cashier’s check, or money order will be accepted for future meal account deposits.

2.3 After thirty(30) days of a negative balance, collection procedures may be initiated on all negative balance accounts, starting with a letter to the responsible party. After it is judged that the usual methods to collect the money owed the district have failed, then the account will be closed until an adequate deposit is made.

Approved: 01/11/17
Revised:01/17/18