Meal Accounts


Limits on your child's account

Parents can place limits on their child's meal account through their SchoolCafe account. Parents may also contact the lead cashier to add a comment. Limits can be placed by quantity, day of the week or dollar amount regarding the purchase of a second breakfast/lunch, second entrée'and/or ala carte items. Exceptions, such as "second pizza, ok", can also be added. Just call the cashier at your child's school and ask to have the comment added to the lunch account. Click on "Contact Us & School Contacts" for the cashier's phone number.

When your child enters his/her PIN, the comment will display on the register. Remember, this will result in the cashier taking the second breakfast/lunch, second entrée'or ala carte item away from your child. Sending cash for second breakfasts/lunches, second entrees/ala carte items will avoid this sometimes embarrassing situation.

This comment WILL remain on the account when a child moves from one building to another. Call the cashier if or when you would like to have the comment edited on your child's meal account.

Charging procedure and Accessing Angel Fund Account

  • Each building has an established Angel Fund account to loan parents funds until a deposit can be made into their student’s meal account
  • Angel Fund dollars come from the Employee Giving Campaign, private donations and students that move from the district or graduating seniors that do not request a refund.
  • Parents will begin to receive Blackboard Connect messages when their student’s meal account balance falls below $5.00 and any day thereafter when there is activity on the account and sufficient monies have not been deposited to bring their balance above $5.00.
  • Student meal accounts will be allowed to go negative up to$10 when purchasing complete meals (as defined by USDS regulations) only. Student meal accounts may not go into negative status when purchasing ala carte items. Once a student's account is negative they are no longer allowed to purchase ala carte items.
  • After a student is at negative $10 they will be allowed to use the Angel Fund twice.
  • After the second Angel Fund use, a message from the school’s administration will be left for the parents notifying them that their student will be receiving an alternative lunch the following day unless a deposit is made.
  • If a deposit still has not been made the student will be given an alternate lunch which meets the required meal patten guidelines. Lunch will consist of a deli sandwich, fruit, vegetable and milk.
  • The student will continue to receive the alternative lunch until a deposit is made.
  • Any payments made to the account will repay the negative balance first.
  • A separate payment to the Angel Fund of the amount loaned is appreciated so that funds will be available when other students need to access the program.
  • All students will be provided an alternate meal regardless of meal status.
  • NSF checks will follow the district check policy.
  • The expectation is all fees owed to the district will be paid in full on the last day the student will be attending classes.

When a student changes schools within District 833

  • Remaining lunch balances will follow students to their new school. 

Money on Accounts at the End of the School Year

  • Balances remaining on account at the end of the school year automatically carry forward when school reopens and follow students to their next building assignment. Refunds will not be issued at the end of the year on account balances of less than $10.