Payments

Meal Prices 2018-2019

Lunch
Grammar School - $3.00
Middle/High School - $3.50
Reduced (if qualified) - $.40
Second Student Meal - $3.50
Adult Meal - $4.00

Breakfast
Grammar School - $2.25
Middle/High School - $2.25
Reduced (if qualified) - $0.30
Second Student Meal - $2.25
Adult Meal - $3.00

Pre-Payment Options

Take advantage of the option to prepay your student’s meal account. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and give students more time to eat, relax, and play.

Any number of meals can be prepaid and may be used at any time during the school year. Middle and High School students may also use account funds to purchase a la carte snacks and beverages. Any remaining balance of unused funds will be carried over to the next school year, unless a written or e-mailed refund request is submitted to Food and Nutrition Services. 

1). Pay with Cash or Check
Turn in a payment via cash or check to your child’s school office or directly to the Cafeteria cashier. Please write checks payable to your school site or CUSD and include student name and/or PIN number on the memo line.

2). Pay Online with MySchoolBucks
Use MySchoolBucks to manage your child's cafeteria account, make payments, view purchase history, receive low balance alerts, and/or set up automatic payments. 

MySchoolBucks

New users: To create an account, please use your child’s legal name and provide a student ID number.
 

Unpaid Meal Charges

Outstanding meal debt is required to be paid to the Cafeteria meal fund account at the end of the school year. If parents/guardians do not pay for meal charges incurred by their children, we must recover the funds through other district sources; these monies typically come from the district’s General Fund. By applying the meal charge policy below, our hope is that no meal debts will go unpaid and all general fund monies will go toward our students’ educational experience. 

Please contact us to discuss payment plan options. 
 

Meal Charge Policy

Coast Unified School District
Meal Charge Policy
2018-19 Updates

I. Purpose

The goal of the Coast Unified School District Food Service Program is to provide student access to nutritious no-or low-cost meals each school day which meet federal requirements for the USDA Child Nutrition Program. While the USDA Child Nutrition Program does not require that a student who pays full-price for meals be served a meal without payment, Coast Unified School District Food Service Program provides this policy as a courtesy to those students if they are unable to pay at the time of service.

The purpose of this meal charge policy is to provide oversight and accountability for the collection of outstanding student meal balances.

The intent of this policy is to notify parents and guardians of procedures that the Coast Unified School District Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services follows to address unpaid meal charges.

II. Policy

The Coast Unified School District Food Service Program will ensure that any student whose parent or guardian has unpaid school meal fees is not shamed, treated differently, or served a meal that differs from what a student whose parent or guardian does not have unpaid school meal fees would receive. Students with unpaid meal charges will not be overtly identified. 

•  Free Meal Benefit:  Free eligible students will be allowed to receive a free breakfast and lunch each day.  A la carte   purchases must be paid/prepaid.

•  Reduced Meal Benefit:  Reduced eligible students may purchase a breakfast for $.30 and a lunch for $.40 each day.   For students lacking funds at the time of service, meals will be charged to the student’s account at the time of service.   The meal offered to students will be a reimbursable meal, as available to all students.  A la carte purchases must  be paid/prepaid.

•  Full Pay Students:  Students will pay for meals at the school’s published paid meal rate each day.  If financial    hardship exists, parents and families are encouraged to apply for free or reduced price meals for their child if applicable.  A la carte purchases must be paid/prepaid.

•  Parents/Guardians are responsible for meal payment to the Food Service Program. Notices of deficit balances will be sent to parents/guardians at regular intervals during the school year until the funds are restored.

•  Students/Parents/Guardians may pay for meals in advance via myschoolbucks.com, a check payable to Coast Unified School District, or a cash payment to the Cafeteria cashier.  Funds will be maintained in a student’s account if he or she purchases meals.  At the end of each school year, unused funds will be carried over to the next school year, unless parents/guardians take steps in writing, to collect unused funds from the Coast Unified School District Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services..

•  Refunds for withdrawn, and graduating students; a written or emailed request to the Coast Unified School District   Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services, for a refund of any money remaining in their account must be submitted.    Students who will be graduated at the end of the year will be given the option to transfer to a sibling’s account with   written request to the Coast Unified School District Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services.

•  Unclaimed Unused funds must be requested within one school year.  After one year, unclaimed funds will become the     property of the Coast Unified School District Food Service Program if unclaimed after a period of three years.

•  Balances Owed:  Collection of owed balances will follow the policies and procedures set by Coast Unified School   District.
 

Contact Information for the Coast Unified School District Supervisor of food and Nutrition Services:

Lindsay Harrod
lwalker@coastusd.org lharrod@coastusd.org
805-927-6877

Policy adopted:  3/12/18