Lunch Menu

Policy number 5660

Meal Payment and Charge Policy

The provisions of this policy pertain to regularly priced reimbursable school breakfast, lunch and snack meals only.

  1. COST OF SCHOOL MEALS:

    Free Meal Benefit:         Free eligible students will be allowed to receive

                                               a free breakfast and lunch each day. A la carte

                                               purchases must be paid or prepaid.

     

    Reduced Meal Benefit:  Reduced eligible students will be allowed to

                                                receive a breakfast and lunch at the established

                                                reduced meal rate.  A la carte purchases must

                                                be paid or prepaid.

     

    Full Pay Students:           Students will pay for meals at the school’s

                                                published paid meal rate each day.

     

  2. WHERE MEALS ARE NOT PAID FOR AT THE POINT OF SALE, THE FOLLOWING RULES APPLY:

     

    1. All students upon the student’s request, regardless of whether

          their parent or legal guardian has unpaid charges for school meals

          and regardless of their ability to pay at the register, shall be

          provided with a school meal of the student’s choice from available

          reimbursable meal choices for that school day.

       

    2. The District shall only be required to provide access to

          reimbursable meals, not a la carte items, adult meals, ice cream or

          other items.

       

    3.     Charging of items outside of the reimbursable meals ( a la carte

          items, adult meals, ice cream, etc. ) is expressly prohibited. All

          such items must be paid or prepaid.

       

    4.     The student’s parent or guardian may provide written permission to the

          District to withhold a meal.

       

    5.      There will be no adult charging (employees, volunteers or visitors) of school

           meals.

       

  3. TRAINING

     

    All staff responsible for serving students meals or collecting money for such meals will be trained to ensure that the District’s procedures are carried out correctly.  Such training shall include receipt and review of this plan at the time of the employee’s hire, with retraining as needed.  Training shall also include communication strategies to minimize stigma or embarrassment to students denied a la carte items, ice cream or other items.

     

  4. MONEY OWED FOR UNPAID MEALS

     

    1. Parents/guardians are responsible for meal payment to the food service program.  Discreet notices of low or deficit balances will be sent to parents/ guardians at regular intervals during the school year.  Parents will be given notice of the negative balance on their student’s account with weekly communications regarding the unpaid balance, which may include auto-calls, letters or email.

       

    2. The District will work with families, including to assist in developing a repayment schedule, where families are unable to pay the entire amount of any unpaid balance in a single payment.

       

    3. 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.

       

    4. When a student owes money for five or more meals, the District shall:

       

      1. Attempt to determine if a student is directly certified in accordance with the State Education Department guidelines to be eligible for free meals;

         

      2. Make at least two attempts, not including the application or instructions included in a school enrollment packet, to reach the student’s parent or legal guardian and have the parent or legal guardian fill out a meal application; and

         

      3. Contact the parent or legal guardian to offer assistance with a meal application, determine if there are other issues within the household that have caused the child to have insufficient funds to purchase a school meal, and offer any other assistance that is appropriate.

         

    5.     The District will not publicly identify or stigmatize a student who cannot pay for a

          meal or who owes a meal debt by any means including, but not limited to:

       

      1. Requiring that a student wear a wristband or hand stamp;
      2. require a student who cannot pay for a meal or who owes a meal debt to do chores or other work to pay for meals;

         

      3. require that a student throw away a meal after it has been served because of the student’s inability to pay for the meal or because money is owed for earlier meals;

         

      4. take any action directed at a student to collect unpaid school meal fees. The District will attempt to collect unpaid school meal fees from a parent or legal guardian, but shall not use a debt collector as defined in section eight hundred three of the Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 1692a; or

         

      5. discuss any outstanding meal debt in the presence of other students.

         

    6. Nothing in this plan is intended to allow for the unlimited accrual of debt.

       

  5. PREPAID MEAL ACCOUNTS

     

    1. Students/parents/legal guardians may pay for meals in advance with cash, money order, or check (preferred) payable to GCCS School Lunch Fund.  Further details are available on our webpage at www.gilboa-conesville.k12.ny.us.  Funds should be maintained in an account to minimize the possibility that a student may be without meal money on any given day.  Any remaining funds for a particular student may/will be carried over to the next school year.

       

    2. Surplus balances will be rolled over for the student’s benefit for the following school year.

       

       

    3. Regarding refunds for withdrawn and graduated students, a written or emailed request for a refund of any money remaining in their account must be submitted.  Full-pay students who are graduating at the end of the year will be given the option to transfer any balance to a sibling’s account with a written request.  Reduced eligible students will have surplus money returned. 

       

    4. Unclaimed funds must be requested within one school year.  Unclaimed funds will then become the property of the District Food Service Program. 

       

    5. Collection of owed balances will follow the above procedures for unpaid meals.

       

  6. ENROLLMENT IN THE FREE AND REDUCED PRICE LUNCH PROGRAM:
    1. At the beginning of each school year, The District shall provide a free, printed meal application in every school enrollment packet.  
    2. The District will provide assistance to families on request in completing an application for enrollment;
    3. Where the District becomes aware that a student who has not submitted a meal application is eligible for free or reduced-fee meals, the District shall complete and file an application for the student pursuant to Title 7, §245.6(d) of the Code of Federal Regulations; and
    4. The District’s School Liaison for homeless, foster and migrant students shall coordinate with the District’s Food Service Department to make sure such students receive free school meals in accordance with federal law.

       

  7. ANNUAL NOTIFICATION

The District will provide notice to all parents or legal guardians on an annual basis prior to the opening day of school, outlining the requirements of this policy.  This policy shall also be published in an appropriate school-based publication, and posted on the District’s website.

 

Adopted 7/11/18

SEPTEMBER 2018


 

 

Sept. 6 BREAKFAST

PANCAKES

LUNCH

Turkey or Bean Taco’s w Toppings

Steamed Corn

Tossed Salad

Chilled Fruit

Milk

Sept. 7 BREAKFAST

HOMEMADE MUFFINS

LUNCH

Cheese Pizza

Turkey Noodle Soup

Tossed Salad

Chilled Fruit

Milk

Sept. 10 BREAKFAST

FRENCH TOAST STICKS

LUNCH

Hamburger on a Roll

Sweet Potato Fries

Sautéed Vegetable Medley

Tossed Salad

Chilled Fruit

Milk

Sept. 11 BREAKFAST

CINNAMON BUN

LUNCH

Hot Dog on a Bun

Vegetarian Baked Beans

Herbed Brown Rice

Tossed Salad

Chilled Fruit

Milk

Sept. 12 BREAKFAST

ENGLISH MUFFIN OR OATMEAL

LUNCH

Baked Ziti

WG Dinner Roll

Tossed Salad

Chilled Fruit

Milk

Sept. 13 BREAKFAST

PANCAKES

LUNCH

Breakfast for Lunch

Waffles

Scrambled Eggs

Sausage

Baby Carrots

Tossed Salad

Chilled Fruit

Milk

Sept. 14 BREAKFAST

WAFFLES

LUNCH

Cheese/ Sausage Pizza

Turkey Vegetable Soup

Tossed Salad

Chilled Fruit

Milk

Sept. 17 BREAKFAST

BAGELS

LUNCH

Chicken Wrap

Herbed Brown Rice

Steamed Broccoli

Tossed Salad

Chilled Fruit

Milk

Sept. 18 BREAKFAST

CINNAMON BUN

LUNCH

BBQ Pork Rib on a Bun

Vegetarian Bakes Beans

Herbed Rotini

Tossed Salad

Chilled Fruit

Milk

Sept. 19 BREAKFAST

SCRAMBLED EGGS&TOAST

LUNCH

Hot Turkey Sandwich w/Gravy

Steamed Peas

Tossed Salad

Chilled Fruit

Milk

Sept. 20 BREAKFAST

WAFFLES 

LUNCH

Pasta w Meat Sauce

Tossed Salad

WG Dinner Roll

Chilled Fruit

Milk

Sept. 21 BREAKFAST

CROISSANT

Lunch-

Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza

Chicken Noodle Soup

Tossed Salad

Chilled Fruit

Milk

Sept. 24 BREAKFAST

BAGEL

LUNCH

Beef Steakum Sandwich

Sautéed Vegetable Beef Soup

Green Beans

Herbed Rotini

Tossed Salad

Chilled Fruit

Milk

Sept. 25 BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST PIZZA

LUNCH

Turkey or Bean Taco’s w Toppings

Steamed Corn

Tossed Salad

Chilled Fruit

Milk

Sept. 26 BREAKFAST

SCRAMBLED EGGS&TOAST

LUNCH

Sloppy Joe on a Roll

Steamed Carrots

Herbed Brown Rice

Tossed Salad

Chilled Fruit

Milk

 

Sept. 27 BREAKFAST

ENGLISH MUFFIN OR OATMEAL

LUNCH

Mozzarella Sticks w/ Sauce

Herbed Rotini

Tossed Salad

Chilled Fruit

Milk

Sept. 28 BREAKFAST

HOMEMADE MUFFIN

LUNCH

Cheese or Broccoli Pizza

Vegetable Beef Soup

Tossed Salad

Chilled Fruit

Milk

 

 

 

BREAKFAST IS CHOICE OF CEREAL OR SPECIAL, PLUS

MILK , JUICE, FRUIT

 

MENU IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

SANDWICHES

Monday- Ham

Tuesday- Tuna

Wednesday-Bologna/Egg Salad

Thursday- PBJ

Friday- Turkey

State law requires that students must choose at least three of five components for a reimbursable meal. One of the components must be 1/2c vegetable, 1/2c fruit, 1/2c fruit juice or fresh fruit for a reimbursable meal. If the meal does not meet the requirements a la carte prices are charged.

 

PRE K-12   BREAKFAST- $1.50, PRE K -3 LUNCH - $2.20, 4-12 LUNCH- $2.45 , MILK-$. 50

Additional Lunch may be purchased with cash or money from your lunch account at $2.05 per lunch

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer