701.5 Negative Balance Policy

Kindergarten – 7th Grade
Students will be allowed to charge meals. Ala carte items are not part of the USDA program and are not allowed to be charged if a student has a negative balance.

Grades 8-12
All meal purchases are to be prepaid before the meal service begins. Ala carte items are not part of the USDA program and are not allowed to be charged if a student has a negative balance.

Negative Account Balances
Negative Account Balances The school district will make reasonable efforts to collect unpaid meal charges classified as delinquent debt. Families will be notified by an automated calling system and e-mail notification.

Negative balances of more than $50 not paid prior to the end of the month will be turned over to the Superintendent or Superintendent’s designee for collection. Negative balances of more than $15 not paid prior to the end of the school year will be turned over to the Superintendent or Superintendent’s designee for collection. Options for collection may include: collection agencies, small claims court, or any other legal method permitted by law.

Special Menu Requests

If your child has a medically-necessary dietary need, and your child will eat meals provided by the Nutrition Services Department, you will need to have your child’s doctor  complete a Diet Modification Request Form. If you need a form, you can obtain one by printing off the forms below, calling the nurse or health associate of the school your child attends, or contacting the Waukee Nutrition Services Department at 515-987-2719. These forms will need to be signed by a physician licensed by the state (DO, MD, PA or ARNP only – Chiropractors are not accepted) and returned to the nurse where your student attends or the District Office Nutrition Department.  New forms only need to be submitted if the accommodations your student receives need to change (example: better tolerance of dairy and student no longer needs to exclude cheese).

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov .

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement – Spanish Translation

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Iowa Nondiscrimination Statement

It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121 or 800-457-4416; website: https://icrc.iowa.gov/.

Revised March 21, 2016

Privacy statement

The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.