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 2022-2023 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.
Starting Monday September 12, 2022 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 cheese sandwich, 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.