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AMPS School Lunch Program

Local Meal Charge Policy

Amethod Public Schools participates in the National School Lunch Program by offering nutritious meals every school day. Students may buy lunch for $3.00. Eligible students may receive meals free of charge or at the reduced-price. You or your children do not have to be U.S. citizens to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. You must fill out a new Free/Reduced Lunch Application at the beginning of each school year to see if you qualify. Applications for the 2017-2018 are available at the front office of your child's school, and you may complete or update a form any time throughout the school year. If you have any questions about applying, please contact the office of the school that your child attends.

 

Payments

We ask that families pay up front for student meal purchases. This helps lunch lines move quickly, giving students more time to enjoy their meal. There are multiple options to make payments to your student’s lunch account:

 

In-Person Payments

•Payments can be made during school hours at the Office of your child's school.  

 

•We accept cash and checks in exact amounts.

  • A receipt will be given at time of payment. 

•Students can make payments at the register when purchasing a meal


Charges/Balances

If a student takes a meal they will be charged for it. We encourage families to have a conversation with students so they know whether they can participate in the school meal program.

Amethod Public Schools will allow students to charge a negative balance to their lunch account. The negative balance limit is $30. Outstanding balances must be paid within 30 days.

Twice a month balance notifications will be sent to families. The balance statement will notify you of the current status of your student’s lunch account. The balance statement will also include instructions for making payments.

 

If your family is experiencing a financial setbackplease contact us so we can help. We are willing to work with you to develop a payment plan for your lunch account.

Also, families may submit a free/reduced lunch application at any point during the school year. We can assist you in applying for free or reduced lunch if your income situation has changed mid-year.

Please contact the front office of your child's school for assistance.

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For questions and more information, please email servicesupport@amethodschools.org

Documents:

Discrimination Complaint Form

Medical Request for Special Meals 

 

AMPS Wellness Policy and Committee

2017-2018 Wellness Policy

 

We are all committed to making our AMPS schools a healthy place to learn. 

 

If anyone is interested in participating in our Local Wellness Policy Committee please contact Grace Borja at gborja@amethodschools.org.

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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

 

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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint 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:program.intake@usda.gov.

 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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