Policy for Students without money for meals at University High School

I.       Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to ensure compliance with federal reporting requirements for the USDA Child Nutrition Program, and to provide oversight and accountability for the collection of outstanding student meal balances.

 The intent of this policy is to establish uniform meal account procedures throughout University High School. The provisions of this policy pertain to full pay and reduced-priced school lunch meals only. NOTE: This policy is school administration-based and may vary between schools.

II.    Policy

Students are not permitted to charge meals or a la carte items. .

 Students/Parents/Guardians may pay for meals in advance via cash or with a check payable to ­­­–University High School/SWC or you can pay www.myschoolbucks.com,. Please note this service does have a minimal fee. Funds should be maintained in accounts to minimize the possibility that a child may be without meal money on any given day. Any remaining funds for a student at the end of the school year will be carried over to the next school year.

 School Way Café uses computerized point of sale/cash register systems that maintain records of all monies deposited and spent for each student and said records are available by setting up an account at www.myschoolbucks.com .

 If a student is without meal money on a consistent basis, the administration will investigate the situation more closely and take further action as needed. If financial hardship exists, parents and families are encouraged to apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits for their child by visiting:  http://myvolusiaschools.org/schoolwaycafe/Pages/Free-and-Reduced-Meal-Applications.aspx to apply for meal benefits.

Currently, breakfast is complimentary to all students enrolled in Volusia County Schools; however, this service may be discontinued at any time.