The Food and Nutrition Services Department is responsible for preparing and serving a healthy and nutritious breakfast, lunch, or after school snack for all students of Allegany County Public Schools. Everyday the Food and Nutrition Services Department serves about 9000 meals in about two hour time period and produces over 1.6 million meals every school year! The staff is highly trained to produce the best meals possible that meet the Federal and State Guidelines for School Meal Programs.
As a service to parents and students, each cafeteria automatically opens a “Debit” account for students when they are enrolled in a school. Parents are highly encouraged to make use of this account by periodically depositing money in the account for children to purchase breakfasts, lunches, milk, and a-la-carte items in the cafeteria. Each student is issued a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that is used each time a purchase is made in the cafeteria. Balances in these accounts should be positive or zero. Any student who accumulates an unreasonable debt in the school cafeteria may lose the privilege of charging items. Parents will be notified if this occurs and will be responsible for paying the debt in a timely manner. Unpaid cafeteria debts may result in the following action:
· Students will not be allowed to charge or purchase a-la-carte items or second meals with an outstanding food service debt.
· Parents will be notified of all outstanding food service debts. Students with a negative balance will be referred to the school administration and the debt will be handled as a disciplinary matter.
· An unpaid food service debt will follow a child from Pre-K to High school.
· When a student transfers to a new school, the Food Service debt or credit will be transferred to the new school and will remain active until graduation.
· Any senior who has an outstanding food service debt by graduation may not be able to participate in graduation ceremonies until the debt is paid in full.
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