The Clearfield Area Schools' lunch and breakfast programs operate on a pre-paid system where an account is kept for each student. The serving of unpaid meals will be limited to three (3) meals. Grade 4 thru 12 students with a zero or negative balance will be allowed to take a "qualifying meal" (charged to their account); however, they will not be allowed any extra items. Once a student reaches the negative equivalency of three (3) meals, he/she will need to settle their account prior to being served any further meals. If a student has reached the negative limit of 3 meals and is unable to settle their debt, a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, apple, and milk will be offered to the student. Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third grade students will never be denied a meal due to unpaid accounts; however, a charge will continue to accrue throughout the school year.
When a student's account reaches a negative balance, the student will be notified in the breakfast or lunch line and given an envelope for payment remittance. This will be considered a verbal warning given to the student prior to refusal of additional meals once the negative three (3) meal limit is reached. Students or parents may ask about their balance status at any time by calling the Food Service Office at 765-5511, Ext. 2700.