Wamego’s USD 320 Board of Education has revised their Food Service Policy.
At Monday’s meeting, Food Service Director, Laura Fails, requested and was approved for adding an additional food service worker.
Then the focus shifted to the current Food Service Policy for students whose accounts are negative.
According to Superintendent Denise O’Dea, USD 320’s policy is to never deny a student a meal.
The current policy states that students in grades K-8 shall not be denied a school meal unless authorized by the superintendent.
Students in grades K-12 whose meal accounts reach a negative balance of $50 or greater will only get a basic lunch of a peanut butter sandwich, fruit and milk until their negative account is paid in full.
The new policy states parents will be notified by mail or e-mail when the meal account reaches $10, and the student/parent notifications continue when the account becomes negative.
If the student account reaches a negative $50.00, the account will be turned over to the District Office, and collection efforts continue.
The revised Food Service policy was approved on the first reading by a vote of 6 to 0.