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Meal Charging Notice for 2019-2020

  • Meal Charging

    Effective September 3, 2019 an alternative meal will be offered to students with 5 charges on their accounts.

    Huntsville ISD knows that sometimes children forget their lunch money or do not remember to let parents know they need money on their accounts. Sometimes life is so busy for parents that they just simply forget to check their child’s account balance. We now have a plan to ensure that your child will receive a hot, regular, complete meal when your child’s account is low or negative.

    Local Meal Charge Policy

    Students enrolled at Huntsville ISD will be allowed to charge up to 5 times for complete meals only, but will not be allowed to buy or charge a la carte items. A complete meal consists of at least 3 of the 5 components offered, one of which must be a fruit or vegetable. Many times our entrees are 2 components (meat & grain). After all charges have been used an alternative meal will be offered. (Grilled cheese sandwich, Fruit and Milk).

    Each week the Child Nutrition Department will send out negative balance notices for Primary Students. Secondary students are informed of low account balances when they make purchases. Access to allows parents to receive low balance emails. When a student has charged for 3 consecutive days, cafeteria managers will contact parents and a Free & Reduced Meal Application will be sent home. We will make every attempt to notify parents of low balances to reduce charges. We ask that you make every attempt to reconcile your child’s account as soon as possible. If necessary, we will accept partial payments. If a student must charge, we will let the child know when they purchase the meal. This debt will remain on the student’s account throughout the child’s enrollment at Huntsville ISD.

    If at any time your household is experiencing an economic need, either long term or temporary, please call the Child Nutrition Department for a confidential inquiry. We may be able to help.

    Remember for your convenience you can always pay online thru, at all campus cafeterias & main offices during school days.

    If you have any questions contact the Food Service Department @ 936-435-6921 or 6924.


    The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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