Meal Charge Guidelines

Unpaid Meal Accounts (Board Policy #7002)

The policy of the Dubuque Community School District is to offer breakfast and lunch to all
students within the district. As a student’s account approaches a zero balance or becomes negative, the attached administrative guidelines will apply.

Each school will:

  • Not deny students meals because of low account balances;
  • Not allow students to purchase a la carte when their meal account is at zero balance;
  • Allow a student to charge meals up to a negative balance of $9.45 After the charge limit is reached, an alternate entrée, fruit and milk will be offered for breakfast and lunch until the charges are paid in full. This alternate offering will not be charged to the student’s account.
  • Students who decline the alternate entrée, fruit and milk, and take the regular meal, will be charged for a full price meal. Parents will be responsible for the charges to the student’s account.

View full policy #7002 and its administrative guidelines (PDF)