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Meal Charge Guidelines

Unpaid Meal Accounts (Board Policy #7002)

The policy of the Dubuque Community School District is to offer breakfast and lunches to all students within the district. As a student’s account balance approaches a zero balance or becomes negative, the following procedures 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 $8.85. After the charge limit is reached, an alternate entrée and milk will be served for breakfast and lunch until the charges are paid in full. This alternate entrée and milk will not be charged to the student’s account.

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