Guidelines Regarding the Collection of Delinquent Meal Charges

 

The Gering Public School food service department utilizes a computerized point-of-sale system, Infinite Campus. Upon enrollment, all students are given a Student account.  Money deposited into this account can be used for the purchase of breakfast, lunch, milk and ala carte items. Parents can check their child’s account balance and make deposits in the Parent Portal at http://www.geringschools.net/parents/.

Payment Options:

The food service department recommends that money is pre-paid into the account prior to the point-of-sale.  The following payment options are available:

  1. Major credit card through the Parent Portal.
  2. Check:
    1. Must be made to Gering Public Schools.
    2. Must have student's full name in memo.
    3. If more than one student is on a single check, the check must specify how much money is to be deposited into each account. If a check is returned due to non-sufficient funds (NSF), we will attempt to collect all money owed. In the event it cannot be collected, a third party collection agency will be utilized.
  3. Cash: Must be submitted in a sealed envelope with students’ full name and amount on the envelope.

Account Balance Information:

Gering Public Schools expects parents to be responsible for monitoring their student's Café account and maintaining a positive balance. Free and reduced price meal assistance is available to all patrons at any time throughout the school year. Applications may be obtained from any of our school offices.  The building Principal’s office will notify parents of negative account balances. In the event a student’s account reaches a negative balance, no extra meals or ala carte items can be charged.

In the event a student’s Café account reaches a negative balance of $10, the following will apply. 

An alternate lunch will be served, consisting of a peanut butter or cheese sandwich and milk. The student will continue to receive an alternate meal until all charges are paid and the account has a positive balance.

Free and Reduced eligible students are entitled to one reimbursable meal.  Extra meals and ala carte items will need to be purchased. 

 

Policy 802.5 -- Free or Reduced Cost Meals Eligibility and Meal Charges

Gering Public Schools
1519 10th Street Gering, NE 69341
Phone: 308-436-3125
Fax: 308-436-4301