Food and Nutrition
Karen Piciullo, Food Service Director
MEAL CHARGE PROGRAM
The Board of Education recognizes that on occasion, students may
forget to bring meal money to school. To ensure that students do not go
hungry, but also to promote responsible student behavior and minimize
the fiscal burden to the District, the Board will allow students who may
forget meal money to "charge" the cost of meals to be paid back at a
later date subject to the terms in this policy. To comply with state
guidelines and maintain a system for accounting for charged meals,
regarding both full and reduced-price meals, the Board shall:
1. Allow only regular meals, meaning what is on the menu, excluding
extras and snacks, to be charged. If a parent or
guardian does not want their child to charge for any reason, they must
notify the District in writing. Please call Tim Laube at 631-801-3001 for more information.
Free and Reduced Meals
Please keep in mind that prior year eligibility for free and reduced priced meals may be used ONLY through September 30. This includes children whose eligibility was determined from income and categorical applications as well as through direct certification. As of October 1, the eligibility of children who have not provided a new approvable application or new direct certification letter for the 2023-2024 school year, reverts to the paid or full price category.
A new eligibility determination in the current year supersedes the carry-over eligibility. For example, if a student is determined eligible for reduced-price for the new school year benefits, the free meal eligibility for the prior school year discontinues as soon as the household is notified of the new reduced price eligibility.
Remember eligibility approvals are not retroactive. If a child doesn't submit a new approvable application for example, until October 14th, the child's eligibility from October 1st through October 15th is in the paid or full priced category.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding our school lunch program, please email them to Timothy Laube at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find Summer Meals in Your Community
Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Resources are listed below.