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School menus on all levels are created to not only taste great, but offer healthy and nutritious options to all students. Following nutritional regulations and guidelines set by both the USDA and the SC State Department of Education, each menu item is nutritionally analyzed to ensure that it meets all criteria.

Richland Two Food Services strives to offer the healthiest options, while also providing meals that students can enjoy. Elementary School students dine at the Kid's Way Cafe. While Middle School and High School students enjoy more options at the DYK Cafe and Crossroads Cafe, respectively. For more information about the meals, please visit the SodexoMyWay website.

Meal Prices

Elementary
Breakfast/Reduced price:   $1.25/.30
Lunch/Reduced price:        $2.70/.40

Middle and High
Breakfast/Reduced price:   $1.25/.30
Lunch/Reduced price:        $2.85/.40

Adults
Breakfast:                           $2.45
Lunch:                                $3.95

Payment Methods 

*Checks should include your full name, street address and phone number. When you provide a check, you authorize us to either use the information to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. A $30 fee will be processed as an electronic fund transfer from your account for returned checks.

Effective July 1, 2011, section 205 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program to provide the same level of support for lunches served to students who are not eligible for free or reduced priced lunches (i.e., paid lunches) as they are for lunches served to students eligible for free lunches. Additional information governing this regulation can be found on the USDA website at www.usda.gov. ​
 

Meal Payment Procedures (Policy AR EF-R)

General Policy

The purpose of this procedure is to establish guidelines for payment for cafeteria meals and the collection of debts for full pay and reduced meal rate students.  It is applicable to all schools within Richland School District Two.

Method of Payment

Money may be added to a student’s account at any time.  Parents may pay in advance. Payments may be made through the Parent Portal on the District Two website. Additionally, payment may be made by check in the cafeteria. The student’s name should be on the comments line or on the envelope and a good telephone number needs to on the check. The use of cash is strongly discouraged.

Student Charging Policies

If a student has not pre-paid for a meal, the following charge procedure may be utilized:

All Students with Negative Balance
Parents will be notified through a phone call, text or email on Sunday once the student’s account has a negative balance.  If a parent would like to receive notifications before the student’s account becomes negative they can opt in to receive a low balance notifications through the Parent Portal.Once students begin to have a negative balance on their accounts, cafeteria managers will begin warning students that they have insufficient funds in their account. The cafeteria manager will send home written notices of negative balances once a month. If the parents fail to make arrangements to settle the debt by the next Wednesday, the Cafeteria Manager will request that a school administrator contact the parents giving them five working days to make arrangements to settle the debt. The cafeteria manager will provide weekly reports to the school principal for accounts with negative balances. The school principal will work with the cafeteria manager to ensure that all students do not have a negative balance. The school principal has the authority to not allow students with negative balances to participate in school related activities.  If debt remains unpaid, the Executive Director of Operations and the Chief Financial Officer will begin collection efforts.  If parents ignore collection efforts their debt will be sent to the district’s collection agency.  Once the debt has been sent to collections the parent will clear the balance through the collection company.

Elementary and Middle Schools
Students in elementary and middle schools will be allowed to charge meals to their cafeteria account. Parents will be notified through a phone call, text or email on Sunday once the student’s account has a negative balance.  If a parent would like to receive notifications before the student’s account becomes negative they can opt in to receive a low balance notifications through the Parent Portal.
No elementary or middle school student’s meal shall ever be taken and dumped in the trash in front of students. No elementary or middle school student will be denied a meal.  If parents do not wish for their child to be fed in the cafeteria they must send a signed, dated letter to the food service department stating their child is not allowed to charge any meals to their cafeteria account.  Once the letter is received, only then will a student be denied a meal.

High Schools
High School students are allowed to charge up to $10 on their cafeteria account.  Once the cafeteria account reached the allowed $10 negative balance the cashier will no longer allow the student a meal.  Cashiers will use discretion when not allowing a high school student a meal.  The meal will not be dumped in the trash in front of students, instead it is to be taken to the kitchen and disposed of out of the view of students. 

Adults
Adults are not allowed to charge meals.  If funds are not available in the account or cash in hand the adult will not receive a meal.

Surplus Balances
At the end of the school year, surplus balances in student meal accounts will be carried forward to the next school year.  Parents of students who graduate or withdraw from the district may request a refund or for the available funds to be transferred to another student in the district.  Cafeteria balance refunds or transfers will not be allowed if there is an outstanding school fee due.  Outstanding school fees can be paid with remaining cafeteria balances by the request of the parent.  Refund or transfer request may be made up to three (3) years following graduation or withdrawal.  Thereafter, the funds are sent to the state as unclaimed property.
 


Effective July 1, 2011, section 205 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program to provide the same level of support for lunches served to students who are not eligible for free or reduced priced lunches (i.e., paid lunches) as they are for lunches served to students eligible for free lunches. Additional information governing this regulation can be found on the USDA website at www.usda.gov. ​