Four County Career Center School Meal Charge
While it is the goal of Four County Career Center to
provide all students with healthy meals each day, unpaid charges place a large
financial burden on our Food Service Department. The Four County Career Center Cafeteria will
allow one (1) meal charge per student in conjunction with the School Breakfast
Program and National School Lunch Program.
The USDA Child Nutrition Program does not require that a student who
pays for regular or reduced priced meals to be served a meal without payment;
therefore, if a student has an unpaid
charge on their account and does not
have the funds available to pay for breakfast or lunch, that student will
not receive a meal.
Meal Charge Standards:
Only one (1) meal may be charged at a time
The charged amount will reflect the student’s
Full Pay or Reduced Meal Benefit status
No a la carte items may be charged
No charges will be allowed during the
month of May
Charges must be paid before receiving a
Four County Career Center students may deposit money
on their account using debit/credit cards at payschoolscentral.com. The online system allows parents and students
to sign up to view account activity, set low balance notifications, and set up
automatic replenishment of the meal account.
While the online payment is the preferred method of depositing money
into a student account, Four County Career Center will provide a secure drop
box where cash or check deposits can be made.
If using the drop box method, it would be critical to make sure deposits
are made well in advance of the meal period in order to insure the deposits are
credited to the meal account in time for meal service.
The Four County Cafeteria uses a computerized point of
sale/cash register system to maintain records of all monies deposited and spent
for each student. Account balances
displayed by this system are official and final.
Four County Career Center will take any and all
actions necessary to collect meal charge monies. Should this meal charge procedure become
excessive and a hardship to the district, Four County reserves the right to
discontinue this privilege.
It is the goal of the Four County Cafeteria to be able
to provide a healthy meal to every student in attendance, therefore; it is
highly recommended that all eligible families apply online for free or reduced
price meal benefits at payschoolscentral.com.
If a student is habitually unable to eat meals due to
insufficient account funds, Four County Career Center reserves the right to
report potential child neglect to the Department of Social Services.
By putting this procedure in place, Four County Career
Center Cafeteria satisfies the USDA requirement that all schools operating The
School Breakfast Program and The National School Lunch Program develop,
implement and clearly communicate to all households a standard practice that
addresses unpaid meal charges.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider