NEGATIVE ACCOUNT BALANCES AND REMINDERS
The following Meal Charging procedure will be followed at all campuses:
Parents are strongly encouraged to continually monitor their child’s meal account balance. Students are allowed to charge meals according to the grace period set by the school board, and the district will present the parent with a schedule of repayment for any outstanding account balance and an application for free or reduced meals. Students of all grades, PreK-12th, are allowed to charge up to $20.00 for complete meals (at least three of the offered meal components consisting of a Meat, Fruits/Vegetables, Grains and Milk with at least one component being a Fruit or Vegetable). If the district is unable to work out an agreement with the student’s parents on replenishment of the student’s meal account and payment of any outstanding balance, the student will receive an alternate meal. The district will make every effort to avoid bringing attention to such a student.
Each week the Child Nutrition Department sends out negative balance Email Alerts to all households PK-12 that have provided a valid email. In addition, at least once per week our PK-5 Cafeteria Managers provide “Negative Balance” notices to students whose accounts fall below $0.00. PK-5, please check your child's book bag for this notice. You may also check your child's account balance at any time by signing up with our Online Meal Pay system or by contacting the Child Nutrition Department directly. The "Online Meal Pay" link is found on the JISD website home page. You will need your child's student ID# to view the account or make prepayments. Your child's student ID# may be obtained by contacting the Child Nutrition Office at 817-426-7636.