Charged Meal Policy

It is the intent of Elba City Schools to provide an opportunity for each student to eat a nutritious breakfast and lunch during the school day. It is also the policy of Elba City Schools to comply with all federal program regulations pertaining to the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch programs. As per the federally governed Child Nutrition Program regulations, uncollected meal charges constitute a bad debt and are unallowable.

 

Due to Elba City Schools being part of the Community Eligibility Program (CEP), all students are provided a reimbursable breakfast and lunch free of charge. Board employees are not allowed to charge meals.  It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to pay for a student's meals at the time they are received if the student chooses to eat Alacart offerings. Students and staff are encouraged to deposit money into their meal acounts regularly, whereby a draft of the account may be made on a daily basis as the meal is purchased.