The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now seeking information about meal charges. Please click here for specific information. They are asking a variety of questions and need your input. As you know, unpaid meal charges can have a huge financial impact on School Food Authorities (SFA). We encourage each of you to reply by the January 14, 2015 deadline.
As a reminder, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) does not currently have a policy on Unpaid Meal Charges. ADE considers this to be under the local control of each SFA. ADE encourages SFAs to have a policy, to inform households of the policy on an annual basis, and to have a written procedure of how unpaid meal charges will be handled.
Comments may be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at: http://www.regulations.gov (this is the preferred method) or mail your comments to Jessica Saracino, Program Analyst, School Programs Branch, Child Nutrition Programs, Food and Nutrition Service, P.O. Box 66740, Saint Louis, MO 63166-6740.