If an elementary student does not have sufficient monies to pay for a meal, the child may charge up to five (5) days of meals. The cafeteria manager/school administrator will notify families with the amount owed. If the charges exceed the five (5) day limit, additional charges will be at the principal's discretion. Charges are only allowed at the middle schools and high schools at the principal's discretion. Students will not be allowed to charge a la carte items. No adult is allowed to charge any meal. Any losses arising from noncollectable accounts must be paid from funds other than those of the School Nutrition Program; thus, the principal shall take all necessary legal efforts (including garnishments) to collect all monies (plus the accompanying accrued expenses) owed by the child. Franklin County Schools accepts responsibility for providing free and reduced-price meals and after school snacks to eligible children in the schools under its jurisdiction.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.