Meal Charge Procedure

 Meal Charge Procedure:

Students and adults are encouraged to prepay in advance for meals to eliminate negative meal account balances either through cash, check or online at www.paypams.com. All students and adults have an assigned meal account number. Money will not be deducted unless the person accesses his/her account. Everyone is encouraged to keep his/her meal account number confidential.

WCPS and WCES:

Payment is required when meals are served. However, students at WCPS and WCES may charge up to five (5) lunches in the cafeteria. Breakfast is provided at no cost. This allows students to receive lunch in the event they forget to bring lunch money. A written reminder will be sent home twice weekly reminding parents to take care of any outstanding account balances. Phone contact to the parents may also be attempted. If the maximum allowable charge is reached, the school office will be notified and students will be asked to immediately contact parents/guardians for payment. The school’s Parent Involvement Coordinator or School Social Worker may also be involved. It is the parents’ responsibility to check on account balances. If the maximum charge is reached, an alternate meal may be provided.

No charging will be allowed the last three (3) weeks of school. If charges are not paid at the end of the school year, report cards may be held by the school until the charges are paid in full.

WCMS and WCHS:

Payment is required when meals are served. However, students at WCMS and WCHS may charge up to two (2) lunches and two (2) breakfasts in the cafeteria. This allows students to receive breakfast and lunch in the event they forget to bring money for meals. Students will be reminded by the cashiers that they need to bring money for their meals. A written reminder will be sent home weekly reminding parents to take care of any outstanding account balances. Phone contact to the parents may also be attempted. If the maximum allowable charge is reached, the school office will be notified and students will be asked to immediately contact parents/guardians for payment. The school’s Parent Involvement Coordinator or School Social Worker may also be involved. It is the parents’ responsibility to check on account balances. If the maximum charge is reached, an alternate meal may be provided. No student with outstanding charges will be allowed to purchase extra items.

No charging will be allowed the last three (3) weeks of school. If charges are not paid at the end of the school year, report cards and/or diplomas may be held by the school until the charges are paid in full.

Federal Law prohibits anyone being in debt to a School Nutrition Program. (OMB Circular A87)

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