District 49 Meal Fees
District 49's school administrators and cafeteria managers appreciate the opportunity to share in every student’s life by serving him or her a nutritious meal. They use a computerized point-of-service system called QSP. Each student receives a pin number, much like an adult would for an ATM card. This pin number stays with the student all the way through graduation, for as long as the student is enrolled. This computer system tracks free, reduced, and paid student meals and accounts.
The Nutrition Services department is regulated by the federal government through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Part of that regulation is the directive to operate as a self-funded enterprise fund (a not-for-profit business) within the school district. This means that District 49's Nutrition Services does not receive any financial support from local tax-payers to operate the meal programs.Federal regulations allow schools to deny students who receive reduced- or full-price meals but do not have money (CDE Nutrition Unit Administrator's Reference Manual, Section 4).Below is a summary of the District 49 policy for providing a meal to students who do not have money in their accounts.District 49's Nutrition Services department uses an online payment system to help families manage their student’s lunch accounts. The service allows families to check their student’s balances, purchases and receive low balance reminders free of charge. If desired, the system can be set to automatically place money on a student’s account when the balance reaches a level that is determined by the parent or guardian or place funds on the account as desired. The system can be accessed at: https://payschools.com/.
District 49 Meal Prices
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.