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Meal Charge Policy


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 a balance is +$40.00 and below. Email notifications are sent daily, for each account, when a balance is -5.00 and below.


  • When student account balances fall to $.0.00 & below , Students will not be allowed to purchase ala cartes, (extras, milk, snack milk and juice). A sunbutter and milk will be provided to students who has a balance that is -$10.00 and below.


  • 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. Payments may be made online at Alternate Meals will be available for accounts that are over the -$10.00.
  • All 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 will receive a refund or may request to donate the balance to the “Child In Need” account. This account supports students in need of assistance to pay for their breakfast and/or lunch.


Please contact Bonnie Scarth, 316-218-4603,, if you have questions. 

If your financial situation has changed you may qualify for free or reduced assistance. Applications can be found at, online at or pick up a paper application at any district location.

*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.