Bad Check (NSF) Policy:
Child Nutrition Program returned checks shall be sent to a third party check recovery company. The check recovery company shall draft from the endorser’s account a returned check fee. Checks not collected by the check recovery company shall be returned to the Child Nutrition Program. A letter shall be sent to the endorser informing them that they have ten (10) days to replace the returned check with cash, money order, or certified check. If payment for returned check has not been received after ten (10) days, a worthless check report shall be filed and forwarded to the office of Finance for collection. Students or staff who present a check not collected by the check recovery company shall be required to pay with cash, money order, or cashier’s check for all meals and a la carte items for the remainder of the school year. Non-public local funds shall be deposited into the Child Nutrition Program fund to cover uncollected bad checks.
Cash will be received if it is the only form of payment available.
Meal Charge Policy:
The goal of the Hoover City Schools district is to provide student access to nutritious meals at no or low-cost each school day. However, unpaid charges place a large financial burden on our school. The purpose of this policy is to ensure compliance with federal requirements for the USDA Child Nutrition Program and to provide oversight and accountability for the collection of outstanding student meal balances. The intent of this policy is to establish procedures to address unpaid meal charges throughout the Hoover City Schools Child Nutrition Program. The provisions of this policy pertain to regular priced school breakfast and lunch meals only. The Hoover City Schools Child Nutrition Program provides this policy as a courtesy to those students in the event that they forget or lose their lunch money. Charging of items outside of the reimbursable meals (a la carte items, adult meals, etc.) is expressly prohibited. See the full Meal Charge Policy
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