• Procedures for Overdrawn Student Meal Accounts
    1. Low Balance Report: On a weekly basis, cafeteria personnel generate a low balance letter whenever a student’s prepaid balance is $10.00 or less. The designated school administrator’s name appears as the sender on the letter. Cafeteria personnel will send the letters directly to parents via email. Emailing letters will ensure that the message was received by the parent. If no email exists, then a letter will be sent home. At this point, there is no disruption of food services.

    2. Negative Balance Report: Cafeteria personnel generate a negative balance letter under the appropriate administrator’s name whenever a student’s prepaid balance is overdrawn. Cafeteria personnel will send the letters directly to parents via email. If no email exists, then a letter will be sent home. Food service is disrupted after the negative balance reaches the equivalent cost of five meals. At this point, middle and elementary school students are provided with an alternative meal.

      NOTE: The student has had approximately four to five days of meals served between the time the low balance report is sent and changes in food service occur. 

    3. High School: CHS students will not be able to purchase homecoming tickets, prom tickets, etc. if they owe on their lunch account.  Furthermore, graduating seniors may not be able to participate in graduation ceremonies if they owe on their lunch account.

    4. Cafeteria personnel will monitor for any student receiving alternative meals for the second time. The Director of Food Services may contact the school administrator after five alternative meals have been served to jointly form a plan of action to resolve the issue. The Food Service office should be contacted if there is any chance the student may be eligible for free or reduced price meals.

    5. If an insufficient funds check is presented, the amount will be deducted from the student's cafeteria account and could result in a negative balance.