EFAB - Handling Lost, Stolen and Misused Debit Cards**

Code: EFAB
Adopted: 10/10/90
Re-adopted: 8/13/97
Original Code: 8515

The district will maintain a computerized account system for all school breakfast and lunch purchases.  As a part of this system students may participate in the district’s school breakfast and lunch program by establishing an account with the district for the purchase of meals.

A number assigned and used verbally or a debit card will be issued to all participating students for use in the purchasing of meals.

The district will ensure that there is no overt identification of student recipients of free or reduced-price meals at the time the number or debit card is issued as well as during its use in the serving lines.  Tickets, tokens and so forth will not be used.

When a debit card is lost, stolen or damaged, parents or students should notify the building principal immediately.  Costs for replacement cards will be the responsibility of the student/parents. 

Students with disabilities, pre-primary and primary students who may be unable to take full responsibility for a debit card shall be exempt from this system.  These students must always receive a meal.

Parents will be provided notice of this policy each fall in a parent bulletin and/or in a parent handbook.

Students shall be notified of this policy each fall in a student handbook and each fall by his/her teacher.

The superintendent will establish administrative regulations as may be necessary for the implementation of this system including replacement card costs and account and charge guidelines.

Legal Reference(s)

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap in Programs and Activities, 7 CFR Part 15b (2001).
National School Lunch Program, 7 CFR Part 210 (2001).
Special Milk Program for Children, 7 CFR Part 215 (2001).
School Breakfast Program, 7 CFR Part 220 (2001).
Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk, 7 CFR Part 245.8 (2001).
Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations, 7 CFR Part 3015 (2001).
FNS Instruction 765-7, Revision 2, United States Department of Agriculture.