Newsletter Aug-Sept 2018

Newsletter Aug-Sept 2018

In accordance with state and federal law, the Le Mars Community School District adopts the following poli- cy to ensure school district employees, families, and students have a shared understanding of expectations regarding meal charges. The policy seeks to allow students to receive the nutrition they need to stay fo- cused during the school day, prevent the overt identi- fication of students with insufficient funds to pay for school meals, and maintain the financial integrity of the nonprofit school nutrition program. Students have use of a meal account. Students who do not have sufficient funds shall be allowed to charge reimbursable meals until additional money is deposited in the student account. Students shall nev- er be denied a reimbursable meal, even if they have accrued a negative balance from previous purchases. The school district will make reasonable efforts to notify families when meal account balances are low. Additionally, the school district will make reasonable efforts to collect unpaid meal charges classified as delinquent debt. The school district will coordinate communications with families to resolve the matter of unpaid charges. Families will be notified of an out- standing negative balance by the building principal’s office once the negative balance reaches $25. Fami- lies will be notified by a letter sent home. Negative balances of more than $100.00 will be turned over to the superintendent or superintendent’s designee for collection. The superintendent’s office notify families by letter of the outstanding balance and be offered payment plan options. Once the negative balance is $250, the family will be referred to the school district attorney for collection. Should the family not re- spond to the notice from the school district attorney, collection options will be explored. Options may include: collection agencies, small claims court, or any other legal method permitted by law. Athletic Boosters had a fantastic year in 2017-2018! We hosted 8 tailgate dinners sponsored by local busi- nesses, the annual youth basketball tournament in Jan- uary and annual golf tournament in June. All were successful events! We were able to purchase over $22,000 in uniforms and equipment for our athletic programs. Our membership drive is in full swing with a couple changes. Membership levels begin at $30 and up. New this year we have added a TOP DOG level with dona- tion of $300 or more. At this level you will receive an apparel item embroidered with the TOP DOG logo. Athletic Boosters meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the High School Cafeteria. Stop by and check it out! If you have any questions about getting involved or ways you can volunteer, give me a call: Julie Hurt 712-540-7757

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