At Gulf Shores City Schools, our goal is to serve nutritious, well-balanced meals that appeal to students and the school community. We see our students, faculty and other guests as valued customers and we believe that we have the responsibility to foster healthy eating habits while providing a safe and clean environment for meals. Breakfast and lunch are available at all three of our schools.
Gulf Shores City Schools also offers free/reduced meals to qualifying students. Information is available through the Child Nutrition Department.
If your child requires a special diet due to a medical condition or any allergies, please contact the Child Nutrition Department.
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- Child Nutrition Equal Opportunity Discrimination Statement
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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
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.
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3.12 Fees, Payments, Rentals, and Charges
3.12.1 Facility Use Fees:
The Superintendent is authorized to develop a schedule of reasonable fees for use of Board facilities and property by individuals, groups, or organizations that shall be effective upon approval by the Board.
3.12.2 Copying and Other Charges:
The Superintendent is authorized to establish a schedule of reasonable charges which, upon approval by the Board, will be applied uniformly in response to requests for copies of documents and records. Said fees must, at minimum, cover Gulf Shores Board of Education out of pocket expenses. Nothing in this policy or in any schedule of charges authorized hereunder creates or expands any entitlement to copies of records or access thereto beyond that which is established by law or specific Board policy.
3.12.3 Food Service Charges:
Students may, upon authorization from the principal or his/her designee, and in accordance with any procedures that may be developed by the Superintendent or Child Nutrition Supervisor, charge for future payment the cost of a meal from the school cafeteria. No student will be denied a meal. Any charged meal will be assessed to the student’s meal account for later payment. These procedures may limit the number of charges, and will be available for review at the local schools. Adult charges are not allowed. Uncollected charged meals are not an allowable expenditure for the Child Nutrition Fund. Each school must also maintain documentation to reflect the status of charged meals and the transfer of non-public funds by the principal to the school Child Policy Manual (Gulf Shores City Schools) 12 Nutrition Program should charges remain uncollected by year end. The CSFO will review and approve all non-public fund transfers to cover outstanding debt.
3.12.4 Worthless Checks:
Non-sufficient fund checks or account closed checks used for meal or school payments will automatically be sent to a collection agency by the bank used by the Gulf Shores City Schools. Gulf Shores City Schools may apply fees for uncollected checks. The fees collected for return checks may be used for related expenses and recovery of uncollected checks by Gulf Shores City Schools or by a contracted agreement with a check collection agency. Public funds may not be used to cover any insufficient checks for the Child Nutrition Program.