Meal Charges

The district does not provide credit for students to charge for meals, a la carte, or other food and beverage items available for purchase in the school food service areas. Meals, a la carte, or other food and beverage items may be purchased by either providing payment for the items at the time of receipt or by having a prepaid account with the District that may be charged for the items. Parents, or students choosing to do so, may pay in advance for meals, a la carte, or other food and beverage items through any of the following methods: 

  • Submitting cash or check payment at the following locations:
    • ELEMENTARY:Homeroom Teacher or Office
    • MIDDLE SCHOOL: Homeroom Teacher or Office
    • JUNIOR HIGH:Office
    • HIGH SCHOOL:Drop Box or Office
  • Depositing funds through the District’s online service;

 A student’s parents will be contacted by authorized District personnel regarding a student’s prepaid account balance when it reaches a negative balance of $10.00 or more. 

Unpaid Meal Access

In accordance with Arkansas law, the District allows students whose accounts do not have enough funds to purchase a meal to receive reimbursable meal. 

Students who have submitted proper documentation to receive a meal modification in accordance with Policy 4.50—SCHOOL MEAL MODIFICATIONS shall receive the same type of modification for a reimbursable meal. 


Legal References:       Commissioner’s Memo CNU-17-003

Commissioner’s Memo CNU-17-024

A.C.A. § 6-18-715



Date Adopted: 4-17-2017

Last Revised:      8-19-2019