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School Meal Charges

Meal Debts

The CSDE requires that the household pays all delinquent student debts no later than June 30 to ensure that students’ accounts are closed. Any delinquent debts that have not been recovered by June 30 will be considered bad debt. These student meal accounts must be at a zero balance for the next school year.

Only parents/guardians have the ability to restrict the use of student lunch funds (i.e. lunches only, snack, ice cream on Fridays, etc).

Although not required by law, Naugatuck Public Schools allows limited meal charges for students. As federal funds are intended to subsidize student meals, they may not be used to subsidize meals for adults (teachers, staff, and visitors). Adults will not be allowed to
charge meals and shall pay for such meals at the time of service.
 

District Policy:

The District strongly discourages meal charges, but understands that an occasional
emergency makes it necessary. The District policy for charged meals is as follows:


Grade levels 7-12 will be allowed to charge $10 in reimbursable meals only.

  1. These meals will be reimbursable meals. No a la carte items are to be charged.
  2. The School Food Service will inform students when they have begun charging.
  3. Weekly emails will be sent to all parents/guardian whos child’s account is in the negative.
  4. From this point on, until the balance is paid in full, the student will be provided an alternate reimbursable complete meal consisting of a cheese or grilled cheese sandwich, milk, fruit and vegetable that meets the meal pattern requirements.
  5. Emails and or letters from both the Food Service department and/or the school will continue to be sent home regarding these balances until they are paid in full.

Grade levels k-6 will be allowed to charge reimbursable meals only.

  1. No a la carte items including milk are allowed to be charged.
  2. If your child has a negative balance no a la cart items such as snacks are allowed to be purchased until the negative lunch account has been paid in full.
  3. Weekly emails will be sent to all parents/guardian whos child’s account is in the negative.
  4. Emails and or letters from both the Food Service department and/or the school will continue to be sent home regarding these balances until they are paid in full.
This procedure shall be updated and available at the beginning of each school year with information distributed regarding free and reduced price meals. This notice is available upon request and may be included in letters sent home from the Food Services
Management office.