At North Butler Community School District, we believe that nutritious school meals are a main ingredient in a student's ability to learn in the classroom. It's hard to focus when you are hungry. Our staff takes pride in providing meals that not only meet nutrition requirements, but taste good too!
We strictly follow rules and menu requirements set by both the USDA and State of Iowa.
A reimbursable meal consists of taking 3 of the offered items. One of the chosen items has to be a fruit or vegetable.
Milk is offered daily with breakfast and lunch. Daily milk choices include nonfat chocolate, strawberry and non-fat or 1% white.
Whole Grain Breads and Buns are utilized. All breaded products are whole grain.
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If a group is in need of using the kitchen area be sure to have a building use form filled out and returned to the principal to be approved for the times and dates needed.
MEAL ACCOUNT BALANCESIn accordance with state and federal law, the North Butler Community School District adopts the following policy to ensure school district employees, families, and students have a shared understanding of expectations regarding meal charges. The policy seeks to allow students to receive the nutrition they need to stay focused during the school day, prevent the overt identification of students with insufficient funds to pay for school meals, and maintain the financial integrity of the nonprofit school nutrition program.
The North Butler Nutrition Program strives to meet the needs of all students through well balanced meals that meet all nutrition guidelines as prescribed by USDA School Food Authorities (SFA) regulations and the Iowa Healthy Kids Act of 2008.
Breakfast and lunch prices are calculated each year to meet financial requirements of the USDA. Free and Reduced price lunch and breakfast are available to all who apply and qualify for the program.
Payment of Meals
Families may add money to their nutrition account via online payments through Infinite Campus online parent portal or send money with the student to the building secretary for deposit to their nutrition account. Any returned check will be debited to the family nutrition account along with any bank fees.
All students have the use of a meal account. When the family meal account reaches a balance below -$10.00, an alternative meal may be provided at a minimal charge of $.50. Purchasing ala carte items and seconds will be allowed when a positive balance exists. Families can sign up to receive notices regarding low lunch account balances on Infinite Campus or may be contacted by the office. If you have any questions regarding how to set up lunch account notices, please contact the office. Free and reduced lunch applications are available from the office. Families are encouraged to apply at any time. Additional federal funding is available for schools when families qualify for the free and reduced lunch program.
Students who qualify for free meals shall never be denied a reimbursable meal, even if they have accrued a negative balance from previous purchases. Students with outstanding meal charge debt shall be allowed to purchase a meal if the student pays for the meal when it is received.
Negative Account Balances
The school district will make reasonable efforts to notify families when meal account balances are low. Additionally, the school district will make reasonable efforts to collect unpaid meal charges classified as delinquent debt. The school district will coordinate communications with families to resolve the matter of unpaid charges. Families will be notified of an outstanding negative balance once the negative balance reaches or 5 days of meals. Families will be notified by via email or letters will be sent home for families without email accounts. Negative balances of more than $10.00, not paid prior to end of the school year will be turned over to the superintendent or superintendent’s designee for collection. Options may include: collection agencies, small claims court, or any other legal method permitted by law.
Communication of the Policy
The policy and supporting information regarding meal charges shall be provided in writing to:
- All households at or before the start of each school year;
- Students and families who transfer into the district, at time of transfer; and
- All staff responsible for enforcing any aspect of the policy.
Records of how and when the policy and supporting information was communicated to households and staff will be retained.
The superintendent may develop an administrative process to implement this policy.
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It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office building, 400 E. 14th St. Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; website: https://icrc.iowa.gov/.