Andover Public Schools Meal Charge Policy

The goal of Andover Public Schools breakfast and lunch program is to provide healthy meals to children during the school day.    In order to serve healthy, high-quality meals to all children, and remain in compliance with USDA and FNS*, we must make sure we are financially secure.  The parent/guardian plays a key role in this effort, and are responsible for purchases made by your child(ren) in our school cafeteria.   Email notifications are sent each Thursday for each account when balance is +$40.00 and below.


Changes to the policy

  • When student account balances fall to $.0.00 & below , Students will not be allowed to purchase ala cartes, (extras, milk, snack milk and juice).


  • When Paid and Reduced Student’s account balances fall to -$10.00,  No Charges will be allowed.  Students may pay cash for a meal or bring a meal from home.


  • All positive balances will carry over to the following school year.  ALL negative balances must be paid in full by the end of the school year or before promotion and/or graduation.  Student(s) with a positive balance that withdraw from the district have 30 days to request a refund.  If no request is made the balance will be moved to the “Child In Need” account, which supports students in need of assistance to pay for their breakfast and/or lunch.

Please contact Bonnie Scarth, 316-218-4603, bonniescarth@usd385.org, if you have questions. 

If your financial situation has changed you may qualify for free or reduced assistance. Applications can be found at http://usd385.heartlandapps.com/


*United States Department of Agriculture and Food and Nutrition Service

By July 1, 2017, all school food authorities (SFAs) operating the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and /or School Breakfast Program (SBP) must have a written unpaid meal charge policy


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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