Families are expected to provide money for each student’s meal account on a regular and consistent basis. Our food service department understands that sometimes a student will forget or lose their money, so we do allow charges to a limit. Unpaid charges place a financial strain on the Food Service Department, so please understand that this is to be paid back right away. We will let your child know if they are running low on money in their account and remind them if they are out of money. Parents can also designate that their child may never charge or make certain purchases. To put any purchasing restrictions on a student’s account or if you are unsure of a charge, please contact us.
Lunch Charge Policy:
Grades K-12 will be permitted to charge a limit of three regular meals.
When a student has reached the charge limit, an alternate meal will be provided. An alternate meal will include a sandwich, fruit, and milk.
Students that have charged the limit will not be permitted to purchase a breakfast unless they have cash.
Students are not permitted to charge extras or a la cart items at any time.
Students with charges will not be permitted to purchase extras until the charges have been paid. Any extra money given to the cashier will be used to pay outstanding charges.
Students should make every attempt to avoid charging by call a parent for lunch money. Any charges will be carried over to school fees. Failure to pay charges/fees may result in the withholding of diploma/transcript.
Lunch Charge Notification Procedures:
Students will be alerted about low balances daily by the cashier.
Charge notices will be emailed to the parent upon reaching a negative account balance.
Parents will receive a mailed letter after the three-charge limit is reached.
Parents will receive a phone call from the Food Service Supervisor for collection after five charges (three regular and 2 alternative).
Any unpaid meal charges will be turned over to the Treasurer’s Department for collection. Unresolved lunch charges will remain on student’s fees and must be paid prior to participating in graduation ceremonies.
*Parents can add money to student accounts by cash or check in the school cafeteria or online by using the link to EZPAY from the school’s website. There is no charge to use this service. Parents can also set it up to receive low balance alerts even if they do not use it to add money to their child’s account. Go to the school’s website, www.bloomcarroll.org
and select the EZPAY link.
With this service, parents can:
- Check account balance
- Set reminders to notify parents when the account is low
- Track spending by viewing student’s cafeteria purchases
- Add money to student accounts
- The service is free to use
- Any remaining balance will transfer to the next school year
*Families can also fill out an application for free and reduced meals online. Go to the schools website and click on the school meals online application under the Parent Resources heading. Please contact us if you have any questions.