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Unpaid Charge Policy - USD 394 Food Service


Rose Hill Schools USD 394 Food Service 

Charge Policy

Unpaid Meal Charges The Rose Hill School district wants children to be nourished and prepared to learn. However, the district must also be financially responsible to the patrons. Federal policy guidance memo SP-46-2016 requires the district to inform families of the delinquent and bad debt policies for unpaid meal charges. Rose Hill Schools will implement the following charge policy beginning July 1, 2017: 

Students who do not have money in their lunch accounts will be allowed to charge $10 for meals before their account is closed. Principals will be notified when the student reaches the charge limit and may contact the family to evaluate if there are other challenges facing the family. Alternate meals will not be served. Automatic low balance phone calls & email alerts will be sent on Monday when the student account has a + $3 balance. Delinquent reminders will be sent Monday, Wednesday and Friday automatically when the student’s account is negative. Paper reminders will not be sent home. Lunch accounts should be in a positive balance on the last day of school. Collections for delinquent debt will begin immediately. Payment plans for delinquent debt will be set up through the food service department. Students who continue eating meals after they reach the -$10.00 limit must bring money to cover the meal each day. Bad debt, not recovered by the end of the fiscal year, will be sent to an outside agency for collection. 

Meal Account Refunds 

Students, who leave the district or graduate and have money in their lunch accounts, should apply for a meal refund. Refund forms are available in all school offices, central office and the food service offices. Refunds up to $10.00 may be obtained in the food service office in each school. Refunds over $10.00 may be obtained by completing a refund form in the school office. Refund checks will be mailed within 4 weeks of completing the form. 

Applications for Free & Reduced Lunches 

Many children who are eligible for the Child Nutrition Program, which offers Free or Reduced meals to school age children, do not apply because they are not aware of this program. Please call me for information about this program if you are interested. Darcy O’Dell 316-776-3370 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.