PCSSD - 4.51 Food Service Prepayment

4.51 Food Service Prepayment

Meal Charges

Option 1: The district does not provide credit for students to charge for meals, a la carte, or other food and beverage items available for purchase in the school food service areas. Meals, a la carte, or other food and beverage items may be purchased by either providing payment for the items at the time of receipt or by having a prepaid account with the District that may be charged for the items. Parents, or students choosing to do so, may pay in advance for meals, a la carte, or other food and beverage items through any of the following methods:

  • Submitting cash or check payment at the local school;;
  • Depositing funds through My Payments Plus.com

A student’s parents will be contacted by authorized District personnel regarding a student’s prepaid account balance at the following times:

Alternative Meals

The District provides alternative meals at no cost to students whose accounts do not have enough funds to purchase a meal. Alternative meals are available during breakfast and lunch. A student may select an alternative meal up to five (5) times in a school year. The District will notify a student’s parents when the student has:

  • Two (2) alternative meal options remaining in the school year; and
  • No more alternative meals available for the school year.

The alternative meals provided to students are available as sack lunch.  Students who have submitted proper documentation to receive a meal modification in accordance with Policy 4.50—SCHOOL MEAL MODIFICATIONS shall receive the same type of modification for an alternative meal.


Legal References:

  • Commissioner’s Memo CNU-17-003
  • Commissioner’s Memo CNU-17-024

Date Adopted:  06/01/13

Last Revised:  08/11/15

Last Revised:  10/16/17