Guidelines for negative balance student lunch accounts

Guidelines for negative balance student lunch accounts

We know many families have financial constraints, and in the past the district has tried to absorb what it could in overdue lunch account balances to assist those who are struggling. Due to recent changes in state law, however, the district is no longer able to absorb negative lunch account balances.

Please note the following guidelines regarding school lunch accounts with a negative balance:

  • If your child’s lunch account reaches a negative balance amounting to $10 or more, please know that all future lunches for your student will consist of a cheese sandwich, fruit and milk until the lunch account has a positive balance.
  • Your student will receive a reminder slip from the Food Services Department when his/her lunch account reaches a negative balance to remind you to place money on the lunch account. You can add money to your child’s school lunch account online through www.payforit.net or send a check with your child to school.
  • If you need financial assistance in paying for your child’s school lunch, please complete an application for Free and Reduced Lunch online at www.lunchapp.com or pick up the form at any school kitchen. Your information is CONFIDENTIAL! Students who receive assistance through the Free and Reduced Lunch program are never identified and receive the same lunch as those students who purchase them. We encourage you to complete an application today.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Food Services Department at (810) 591-5410.