Charge Policies Pertaining to Food Service Purchases

  • The Belton School District #124, in partnership with OPAA!, is pleased to provide breakfast and lunch options for students and staff members. This program is designed to be a service that is self-sustaining, meaning that the costs charged for food items need to pay for the food, personnel costs, and other fees associated with bringing the food services to you. The details of the program are stated below.

    How the no charge/limited charge policy works
    • Payment methods for food service products.  Food items are to be paid by cash, check or from funds already deposited in meal accounts.  Deposits can be made through Parent Portal or through your student’s school.  
    • A la carte items may not be charged (cost must be covered by funds in person’s account, cash or check).   
    • Secondary students (grades 9 – 12) are not permitted to charge. (A breakfast of cereal w/toast, milk, and fruit juice; for lunch, a sandwich, milk, and fruit will be provided.)
    • Middle School students (grades 7 – 8) may charge up to $5.00 for reimbursable meals. If a charge is made, parents/guardians will be called to notify them. In this call, we will remind parents/guardians of the $5.00 charge limit and indicate that once the limit has been reached, no further charging will be permitted. (A breakfast of cereal w/toast, milk, and fruit juice; for lunch, a sandwich, milk, and fruit will be provided.)
    • Early Childhood and Elementary students (PreK – 6) may charge up to $15.00 for reimbursable meals. If a charge is made, parents/guardians will be called to notify them. In this call, we will remind parents/guardians of the $15.00 charge limit and indicate that once the limit has been reached, no further charging will be permitted. (A breakfast of cereal w/toast, milk, and fruit juice; for lunch, a sandwich, milk, and fruit will be provided.)
    • Students at the charge limit may pay cash for food items. If your student(s) has reached the charge limit, they will not be permitted any further charge until their account is below the specified limit.
    Students eligible for free meals

    Students who have been approved for free meals may always receive full breakfasts and lunches without charge, however, no a la carte items will be provided without payment.

    Students eligible for reduced-price meals

    For students who have been approved for reduced-price meals but have reached the specified charge limit, will receive replacement meals only until sufficient payment has been made.  

    For any other questions about this policy, please contact Dr. Bob Poisal, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Support Services (489-7004).  Thank you for your cooperation.