Meal Charge Policy
Effective October 1, 2017 students grades K-12 on paid or reduced priced status will be allowed a yearly maximum charge of $15.00 for the school year. No ala carte items are eligible for charging. The Edgewood City Schools Child Nutrition Department will be responsible for maintaining charge records and notifying the parent/guardian of outstanding balances and need for payment via email, texting, telephone, or written documentation.
Notification will be made to the parent/guardian once the $15.00 charged limit has been reached.
It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide the necessary funding to the student’s meal account in order for purchases of food items to continue.
Payment can be made online via EZPAY on the district website or funds can be sent directly with student either by check or cash.
Once the charge limit is reached, a student will be provided an additional (5) meals which includes breakfast and lunch while funds can be placed on the student meal account. Any additional charges incurred for all meals will be the parent’s responsibility.
Once the second additional meal and any subsequent meals, up to (5) additional meals, have been served, the cafeteria management will provide the parent/guardian notice that the child received such meal because the child did not have money on their account.
After a student has received the fifth additional meal, the student will not receive a meal unless money is provided to pay for it. 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 lunches for their child if applicable.