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Back to School 2017: GCPS updates procedure for meal charges

Gwinnett launches new procedure for meal charges

Back to School 2017: GCPS updates procedure for meal charges

July 19, 2017

     This year, Gwinnett County Public Schools is implementing a change to its meal charge procedure, setting a new limit on the amount students and adults are allowed to charge for meals. (Remember that even though a student has met the charge limit he or she will still have the opportunity to eat a designated alternate meal at no charge.) 

     “As a self-sustaining program, the School Nutrition Program continually looks at its pricing and procedures to determine how it can best serve its customers,” says School Nutrition Director Ken Yant. He explains, “We are pleased that we are able to keep our prices stable this year, providing high-quality, nutritious food to students and staff at a very reasonable price. However, a review of the program indicated that an update to our procedures for the charging of meals was needed. This change will help to ensure the long-term health of our program, allowing us to focus on serving students nutritious meals that will help them to be ready to learn.” 

Students 

  • Elementary school students will be allowed to charge up to $11.25. 
  • Middle school students will be allowed to charge up to $12. 
  • High school students will be allowed to charge up $4. 
  • Charges are not allowed for supplemental or ala carte items. 
  • Once the charge limit has been met the student may receive a designated alternate meal at no charge as defined by the School Nutrition Program. 
  • A charge notice will be completed for each occurrence and notification will be sent home to the parent/guardian through the student. Additionally, once the charge limit has been met the parent/guardian will be notified by the local school via phone call, letter, or email. 
  • Charging for meals will not be allowed after April 30th. 


Adults 

  • Charges are not allowed for supplemental or ala carte items. 
  • Adults will be allowed to charge a maximum of 1 day to their account. 
  • Charging for meals will not be allowed after April 30th. 

If you have any questions about your child’s meal charges, please contact the cafeteria manager at your child’s school. 

If you have any questions about a refund, please contact the SNP Central Office at (678) 301-6246. 

 

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