The school breakfast and lunch program are important in many ways. Good nutrition is directly linked to effective learning. Good meals cost money – both for the food and for the time of school personnel that help prepare, serve, and administer the program. The following guidelines have been put in place:
A reminder will be sent home with the child and/or a contact will be made with the parent/guardian when a negative balance is reached.
When a student account has reached a negative balance of $15.00, the student will need to bring a sack lunch or the student will only be allowed to eat a peanut butter sandwich and milk until the balance is paid. Students will be charged for this alternate meal.
Seconds and ala carte items will not be allowed if there is a negative balance.
Iowa Nondiscrimination Statement
It is the policy of the Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, gender, disability, religion, age, political party affiliation, or actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code sections 216.9 and 256.10(2), Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title IX, Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973), and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by the Iowa Department of Education, please contact the legal counsel for the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146, telephone number 515-281-5295; or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, telephone number 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, or email: [email protected]