Children need healthy meals to learn. Your child(ren) may qualify for free or reduced price meals. Review the following letter & application. Return the completed application to your child's school to determine if you qualify.
Meal Prices for 2023-2024:
Edgewood-Colesburg Community School District school meal program is aimed at safeguarding children’s health and well-being. We do not want to prevent any child from eating a meal and we will diligently work with the child and his/her family to be able to continue to provide a nutritious meal for the child.
To meet the goal of providing a nutritious meal for every child and to continue to make the school food service program viable, we will follow the procedures listed below:
LOW BALANCE NOTICE:
The District Office/Food Service Director will review accounts on a daily basis. When the account drops below $0.00 an account statement is sent by handed out notices, mailed notices, or emails.
Elementary: If the student has more then a $10.00 balance, the student will receive an alternative meal and a milk at no charge. A call to the parent(s)/guardian(s) will be made to inform the parent(s)/guardian(s) that they have five days to develop a payment plan with the district. All past due accounts need to be paid before the last day of school.
JH/HS: Any student that reaches a negative $10.00 balance will receive an alternative meal and milk at no charge. A call to the parent(s)/guardian(s) will be made to inform the parent(s)/guardian(s) that they have five days to develop a payment plan with the district. No ala-cart items are to be sold to anyone with a negative balance unless paid cash. All past due accounts need to be paid before the last day of school.
PAST DUE ACCOUNTS:
The District may file a claim with small claims court or utilize the services of a collection agency and/or legal counsel to secure the collection of unpaid lunch accounts. Any charges associated with the small claims court filing or fees charged by a collection agency shall be added to the unpaid debt due to the District. The District will delay such action when a parent/guardian agrees to make and makes timely payments in accordance with an alternative payment plan to eliminate debt.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508- 0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. email: email@example.com This institution is an equal opportunity provider
Iowa Nondiscrimination Statement
It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50319- 1004; phone number 515-281-4121 or 800-457-4416; website: https://icrc.iowa.gov/