Meal Charge Procedure


The Child Nutrition Program is a Financially Independent Department of the Ithaca City School District.

The Food Service Program offers Parent/Guardians the opportunity to participate in a “prepay” debit system for their child’s meal and ala carte purchases at all schools. It’s the responsibility of Parents/Guardians to monitor the balance on the accounts for their children. Parent/Guardians may contact a School Food Service Supervisor to receive a current balance, and/or Account History Report on their child’s meal account. If an account gets very low or is overdrawn, the following is the action which will be taken:

IF CURRENT BALANCE IS:

 

  • $5.00 OR LESS                                                            

CASHIER REMINDS STUDENT TO BRING IN MONEY

  • -1¢ OR LESS

NO ALA CARTE PURCHASES ALLOWED, ONLY MEALS. PARENT/GUARDIAN WILL RECEIVE NIGHTLY AUTOMATED TELEPHONE CALLS UNTIL DEPOSIT IS MADE AND POSTED TO ACCOUNT.

  • $-10.00

STUDENT ACCOUNT DEACTIVATED.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL PUBLIC LAW 108-265, DATED 6/30/04, WE CAN'T ALLOW ANY ADULT CHARGES

IF PARENT/GUARDIAN CONTINUES TO FAIL TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR CHILD, FURTHER ACTION WILL BE TAKEN INCLUDING CONSULTATION WITH SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER, BUILDING PRINCIPAL.

 

Free and Reduced lunch applications are available in all schools, online or call 274-2302.

For your convenience, we now accept Visa and MasterCard on our Secure Website. NOTE: "The last day you can use credit and debit cards is Tuesday, July 22nd. Cash or check payments will still be accepted at our Child Nutrition Office in the Boynton Middle School. Please pay your bill. Call us if you have any questions, (607)274-2302.

If you have a question about your child’s meal account, and/or would like a copy of an Account History Report, please contact your School Food Service Supervisor (Not the School Main Office) or the Child Nutrition Program by email or phone at (607) 274-2302.