Meal Charge Policy

I. Purpose

The goal of the Cuba-Rushford Central School District is to provide student access to nutritious free meals each school day.

The purpose of this policy is to insure compliance with federal requirements for the USDA Child Nutrition Program.

Charging of items outside of the reimbursable meals (a la carte items, adult meals, etc.) is expressly prohibited. The provisions of this policy pertain to Ala Carte sales and snacks only. These sales include second breakfasts and lunches, breakfast and lunch entrees, other extra breakfast and lunch components, and ala carte sales (ice cream, cookies, drinks etc...) The Cuba- Rushford Central School District provides this policy as a courtesy to those students in the event that they want to purchase something other than the reimbursable meal. Charging of items outside of the reimbursable meals as detailed below (a la carte items, adult meals, etc.) is expressly prohibited.

II. Policy

  • Free Meal Benefit – All students are eligible for free meals and will be allowed to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch each day. A la carte purchases must be paid/prepaid at time of purchase.

  • Parents/Guardians who want their student to be able to purchase ala carte items are responsible for payment of those items to the food service program. Prepayment is encouraged but students may pay at time of purchase with cash or good check.

  • Students/Parents/Guardians may pay in advance via for prepayment or with a check payable to Cuba-Rushford Central School District (CRCS District). Further details are available on our webpage at Funds should be maintained in accounts to minimize the possibility that a child may be without money on any given day. Discreet notices of low balances will be sent to parents/guardians at regular intervals during the school year. Any remaining funds for a particular student may/will be carried over to the next school year.

  • Refunds for withdrawn, and graduating students; a written or e-mailed request for a refund of any money remaining in their account must be submitted. Students who are graduating at the end of the year will be given the option to transfer to a sibling’s account with a written request.

  • Unclaimed Funds must be requested within one school year. Unclaimed funds will then become the property of the Cuba-Rushford Central School District Food Service Program.

  • Balances Owed collection of owed balances will follow the policies and procedures set by the school.