in grades PreK-5 who forget to bring their lunch money will be
allowed to run a negative balance of 1.60 for lunch, plus up to
5 free lunches during the first week of school.
• When a student reaches
the maximum negative balance amount of -$1.60 the student will
receive a non-reimbursable "substitute meal" of a cheese
sandwich and a juice for lunch; the student will receive
this "substitute meal" until the balance in their account has
been cleared or they have brought cash to purchase a meal.
Students will not be allowed to charge
• Each day at the end of
lunch the Cafeteria Manager will run a ‘Negative Balance Report’
to be filed daily. The manager will then run a negative balance
letter from WinSnap which will be put in the teachers’ boxes for
distribution to the students, to be sent home to the parents.
• At the end of each
month letters will be mailed out to the parents of all students
with a balance of $1.60 to collect the negative balance. This
letter will be sent out from the school office or the DCPS food
service office if the school is unwilling to mail.
• All students in middle
and high school must follow traditional guidelines and either
prepay or provide payment at point of sale if they are a Paid or