808-AR-3. STUDENT FOOD SERVICE CHARGES-DEBT
Due to the large number of students charging their meals, it is necessary to address the issue of delinquent food service accounts.
The Board of School Directors is required to provide healthy meals in accordance with current regulation and policy. The Board of School Directors shall permit students to incur what the Board or its designee considers reasonable charges and that parents/guardians shall be contacted for payment of said charges.
The district shall inform, in writing, students and their parents/ guardians, who incurred a negative balance, of the district’s policy regarding food service charges. The Food Service Department of the Fox Chapel Area School District adopted a Point of Service System (P.O.S.S.) for meal purchases in each building. Parents/guardians have the ability to prepay for meals by depositing funds to the students account. All students are issued a Personal Identification Number (PIN) upon entering grade K and will retain a PIN while enrolled in the Fox Chapel Area School District.
A written notice will be sent by mail to parents/guardians whose students have a debt greater than $13.00, informing them of the balance; and that if the balance is not paid immediately, the student will be provided a qualified lunch at the cost of a tier 1 offering, consisting of a cheese sandwich, fruit, and milk.
Students in grades K-5 and disabled students will always be provided a meal, regardless of their balance due. Students in grades 6-12 will only be allowed to incur debt on five additional meals beyond the $13.00. After those five meals, the student in grades 6-12 will either be required to pay for each additional meal or denied lunch for that day.
Students incurring additional debt will be notified by certified mail of the current balance due, the school board policy, and that the district reserves the right to disallow student involvement in after school activities, as well as seek assistance from the proper agency for legal action, if payment is not remitted.