2017-2018 VBSD Child Nutrition Charge Policy

Monday, August 21, 2017 8:39 am
2017-2018 VBSD Child Nutrition Charge Policy

In accordance with the Arkansas Department of Education Child Nutrition Department's requirement a NO CHARGE POLICY will be put in place for the 2017-2018 school year for all public school children in Arkansas. 

The federal reporting requirements do not allow the VBSD Child Nutrition Department to extend credit to children or their parents. Parents are required to pay for each child's meal as they are provided.

Meals may be paid for daily or in advance at the school cafeteria with cash or a check. Online payments may be made with a credit or debit card at www2.mypaymentsplus.com, 24 hours a day. The link for this site is on the school district's website, www.vbsd.us.

The district will provide an alternative meal daily, which is nutritionally approved by the state, to students in grade K-8, who have a negative balance of $20. Students in grades 9-12 will be responsible for paying for or providing their own meals. Parents are accountable for taking care of each of their children's nutritional needs, even when their children are at school. Parents may provide food from home or local restaurants for their children only. Parents may not bring food to school for any other children.

Parents are encouraged to apply for free or reduced meals for their children if they qualify based on their income. Applications are available at each school and are accepted for processing at any time during the school year. The online application can be found at https://vanburen.strataapps.com/(S(dh51tcgsvtuq4cl2pyhp25sx))/default.aspx.