North Union Local School District News Article

Lunch Charge Policy


North Union believes in the importance of nutritious meals for every student.  Therefore, students who have negative lunch balances will no longer be denied a meal. Instead the student will be provided a main menu lunch, salad lunch or wildcat lunch.  These lunches will be charged to the student’s lunch account. No student who has a negative lunch account balance will be able to charge a la carte items. 

Parent/Guardian(s) are responsible for paying any and all charges made to their student’s lunch account. It is recommended that payments be made daily or weekly to avoid a negative balance situation. We accept payment in the form of cash, check, or online with the EZ Pay link. You can find the EZ Pay link on our website at www.n-union.k12.oh.us. If you do not wish to pay online, it is still a great tool to track your student’s account balance and to see what is being purchased. This service is free for North Union students. A payment reminder letter will be sent out each nine weeks to families who have incurred a negative balance of $10.00 or more. If the balance is not paid by the specified dates of October 18th, December 21st, February 18th, and April 19th, a final letter will be sent out May 24th.  After that the remaining balance will be applied to the student’s school fees. These fees must be paid in order for your student to be able to participate in field trips and fundraisers or to be able to attend prom or graduation. (addressed in board policy JN)

Lunch prices will be increasing the 2018-2019 school year. The last increase in prices was in 2012. The prices are as follows:  Breakfast (all buildings) $1.75, Reduced Breakfast $0.30, Lunch - Elementary School $3.00, Middle School $3.25, High School $3.25, Reduced Lunch $0.40 all buildings.

Students qualifying for the FREE meal program qualify to receive both breakfast and lunch daily. 

To apply for Free or Reduced meals please fill out the enclosed form and return it to your student’s school office or send the application to: North Union Local Schools

Attn: Beverly Wasserbeck, Food Service Director

12920 State Route 739

Richwood, Ohio 43344

Additional benefits such as waived school fees may also be available if your child qualifies for Free or Reduced meals. Please fill out Section 5 of the form to receive this benefit. Please be assured that your student will not be identified as Free or Reduced while going through the line. You can fill out this form at any time throughout the school year if your financial situation should happen to change. If you qualified for Free or Reduced meals last year you will have until October 1, 2018 to fill out a new form. If you have not received a letter verifying that you are receiving the benefits you will need to fill out a new form.

If you receive a letter before the school year starts notifying you that you have qualified for Free lunches you do not need to fill out a new application.

As a parent you have the right to control your student’s account.  If you do not want your student to eat breakfast or buy unlimited a la carte items just send a note to the cashier or call as we can put limits on the account. A la carte items will not be charged to elementary accounts unless they are authorized by the parent/guardian.

If you have any questions about the Free and Reduced Application or your student’s account contact Beverly Wasserbeck, Food Service Director at (740) 943-2509 ext. 1601 or email me at [email protected]

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