The Riverside Community School District in compliance with United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service has adopted a Meal Charge Policy (School Board Policy 711.5) regarding the school nutrition program for the 2023-2024 school year. The school nutrition program is legally obligated to be a self-sustaining program. Family lunch accounts are not intended to be used as charge accounts, rather depository accounts whereby students can withdraw funds to purchase meals.
When a family lunch account balance falls below -$10.00 per family member, each family member will receive an alternative meal. (i.e. one family member eating school meals = -$10.00 balance before alternate meals are provided, two family members eating school meals = -$20.00 balance, etc.) The alternative meal will consist of a uncrustable, fruit, and milk at a cost of $0.50 per meal. Alternative meals will be provided until the family lunch account balance is positive or payment arrangements have been made.