In accordance with state and federal law, the Murray School District adopts the following policy to ensure school district employees, families, and students have a shared understanding of expectations regarding meal charges.
The policy seeks to allow students to receive the nutrition they need to stay focused during the school day, prevent the overt identification of students with insufficient funds to pay for school meals, and maintain the financial integrity of the nonprofit school nutrition program.
All meal purchases are to be prepaid before meal service begins. Payments are received in the school business office between the hours of 7:30 am – 4:00pm. Students will not be allowed to charge meals or a la carte items; however, students will be provided with a milk, fruit, and vegetable if no funds are available in their meal account.
Students who qualify for free meals shall never be denied a reimbursable meal, even if they have accrued a negative balance from previous purchases. Students with outstanding meal charge debt shall be allowed to purchase a meal if the student pays for the meal when it is received.
Negative Account Balances
Students will not be allowed to charge meals or a la carte items; however, Elementary students will be provided with a milk, fruit, and vegetable if no funds are available in their meal account.
Employees may not charge meals or a la carte items.
The School district will make reasonable efforts to notify families when meal account balances are low.
Additionally, the school district will make reasonable efforts to collect unpaid meal charges classified as delinquent debt. The school district will coordinate communications with families to resolve the matter of unpaid charges.
Afternoon milk will be available to students K-2. Smart snack items and double meals grades 6-12.
Please make sure if your child is going to take advantage of one of these options, please fill out ala carte form when you register your student. This also includes sack lunch milk.
Please make sure you have money in your lunch account.
Free and reduced applications are available in the office.