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2020-2021 Meal Prices
Breakfast $1.75 and .30 for reduced Adult Breakfast $2.10
Lunch $2.85 and .40 for reduced $3.00 for a second lunch
Ala-carte / Main Dish is $2.25
A single carton of milk is .40 if purchased separate from the meal.
Adult Lunch $4.00
If the student eats only LUNCH and gets nothing extra, the projected cost for 1 Student
K-12 = $2.85 1 Week = $14.25 1 Month ( 20 days)= $57.00 1 Year (180 days)=$513.00
In accordance with state and federal law, the Vinton-Shellsburg school district adopts the following policy to ensure school district employees, families, and students have a shared understanding of expectations regarding meal charges. The policy seeks to allow students to receive the nutrition they need to stay focused during the school day, prevent the overt identification of students with insufficient funds to pay for school meals, and maintain the financial integrity of the nonprofit school nutrition program.
Payment of Meals
Students have use of a meal account. When the balance reaches $0.00 a student may charge no more than 3 meals to this account. When an account reaches this limit, a student will not be allowed to charge a la carte items until the negative account balance is paid. Parents may add dollars using our electronic payment options or having money paid at the school offices. Students will never be denied a meal. Notification of low balance will be made verbally, by note, or email.
Employees may use a charge account for meals but may not charge to this account. When an account reaches a negative balance of -$5.00, an employee will not be allowed to charge further meals or a la carte items until there is money in the account to cover the debt . Notification of low balance will be made verbally, by note, or email
Negative Account Balances
The school district will make reasonable efforts to notify families when meal account balances are low. Additionally, the school district will make reasonable efforts to collect unpaid meal charges classified as delinquent debt. The school district will coordinate communications with families to resolve the matter of unpaid charges. Families will be notified of an outstanding negative balance. Families will be notified by phone, email and or letter. Negative balances of more than $55, not paid prior to third day of the following month will be turned over to the superintendent or superintendent’s designee for collection. Options may include: collection agencies, small claims court, or any other legal method permitted by law.
VINTON-SHELLSBURG COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Code No. 710.4 MEAL CHARGES Communication of the Policy
The policy and supporting information regarding meal charges will be provided in writing or electronically to:
- All households and staff at or before the start of each school year;
- Students and families who transfer into the district, at time of transfer; and
- All staff responsible for enforcing any aspect of the policy.
Records of how and when the policy and supporting information was communicated to households and staff will be retained.
The superintendent may develop an administrative process to implement this policy.
Questions concerning Free/Reduced Meals should be directed to Lori Werning. email@example.com or 319-436-5900
Karen Ackman District Food Service Director can be reached at
319- 436-5848 firstname.lastname@example.org
District Equity Statement
The Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District provides equal educational and employment opportunities and will not illegally discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, marital status or disability. Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District shall take affirmative action in recruitment, appointment, assignment and advancement of women and men, minorities and disabled. Inquiries regarding compliance with equal educational or employment opportunities and/or affirmative action shall be directed to the Equity Coordinator, Vinton-Shellsburg CSD,1502 C Ave, Vinton, Iowa 52349. Inquiries may also be directed in writing to the Director of the Region VII Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, or the Director of the Region VII Office of Civil Rights, United States Department of Education in Chicago, IL.
Federal Civil Rights Statement This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Iowa Nondiscrimination Statement It is the policy of the Iowa Department of Education, Bureau of Nutrition, Health and Transportation Services not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.7and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by the Iowa Department of Education, Bureau of Nutrition, Health and Transportation Services, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; web site: http://www.state.ia.us/government/crc/index.html