I. Lunch Charge Policy
Cafeteria policy for students limits students to $25.00 in charged meals. Communication is sent home to the parent/guardian via email/mail. After $25 of meals are charged and their accounts have a negative balance, the students will not receive the published lunch. Should the student continue to come to the cafeteria and attempt to charge meals and not have cash in hand for up to 3 days past the account balance going negative then the Food Service Director will reach out to the building Principal and a call home will be made. Margaretta Administration reserves the right to contact Children’s Services should a student not have money accessible on the account to purchase a meal, when the student is not sent with funds to otherwise do so, or sent with a packed meal from home. Students with any negative amount are not allowed to charge a la carte items, including milk.
II. Blocks on Accounts
A parent may call or email the school cafeteria of the Food Service Director to place a block on their child’s account to prohibit the purchase of a la carte items.
III. Checks Returned for NonSufficient Funds
When a check is returned to the Treasurer’s Office for NSF, the parent will be notified by phone call or email and the amount plus an NSF fee will be reversed from the student’s lunch account. Payment for the NSF check must be in the form of cash, cashier’s check, or money order. Payment must be received within ten (10) days of the notification. If payment is not received, the account will be turned over to a collection agency.
Withdrawn Student - For any student who is withdrawn, a written request for a refund of any money remaining in their account must be submitted. An email request is also acceptable.
V. Balances Owed at the End of Year
All accounts are to be paid in full at the end of every school year. Communications take place consistently throughout the school year and with the online accessibility to PaySchools a parent/guardian is responsible for playing a more active role in being aware and consistent in placing funds into the students meal account.
VI. Unclaimed Funds
All refunds must be requested within one year. Unclaimed funds will then become the property of the Margaretta Local Schools food service department.