Student Meal Charging Policy

  • St. Louis Public Schools
    Bylaws & Policies
    8531 - STUDENT MEAL CHARGING

    At the elementary levels, a student will be allowed to charge up to three (3) meals before a letter is sent home to the parent. A weekly letter would continue to go home until the account is brought up to date. No charges will be allowed at the middle school and high school levels.

    For elementary students, after a student charges five (5) meals and the school receives no payment, the student will receive a peanut butter sandwich breakfast/lunch. At the middle school and high school level, no breakfast/lunch will be served unless the student pays for the meal at the time of service.
    If a student qualifies for free or reduced lunches, any charges incurred before the application is completed and approved are still the responsibility of the parent and must be paid. A payment plan will be established when necessary. The school will still serve the child a regular breakfast/lunch while the previous charges are being paid.

    All outstanding meal charges at the end of the school year carry over to the beginning of the next school year. Any middle school or high school student will carryover charges will not be served a meal until payment is received or a payment schedule is established. Any elementary student with five (5) or more charges will continue to receive a peanut sandwich breakfast/lunch until payment is received or a payment schedule is established.
    M.C.L.A. 380.1272 et seq. 42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq. 42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.
    Revised 5/21/01