Return to Headlines

Chartwells Information

Meal Charging Procedures 

Lincoln Co. R-III School District and Chartwells School Dining Services serve students with quality, well-balanced meals at affordable prices. All students have a meal account that is used to keep track of student deposits and purchases. Parents can view the balances of their child’s meal account via the SISK12 Parent Portal.

Your children may qualify for free meals or reduced-price meals. Fill out the Free and Reduced Application to see if you qualify. Only one (1) application per household is needed. The completed application is to be returned to Tina Walsh, 951 West College St., Troy, MO 63379 or to your student's building.

Students are required to keep meal accounts current with a positive balance. However, there are instances when meal accounts do reach a negative balance. If a student’s meal account has a negative balance, below are the District’s practices for students purchasing meals at school:

Students in grades K-5:

  • Students are allowed to accrue a negative balance of -$10.00.
  • Students that have a meal account balance of -$10.00 or more will not be allowed to purchase a school tray meal but will receive toast with milk for breakfast and a sandwich with milk for lunch until their meal account has a positive balance.
  • Email notifications will be sent weekly to parents.
  • Every Friday letters will also be sent home with students who have a +$10.00 or below in their meal account.

Students in grades 6-8:

  • Students are allowed to accrue a negative balance of -$10.00. NO ala carte charges are allowed if a student has a negative balance.
  • Students that have a meal account balance of -$10.00 or more will not be allowed to purchase a school tray meal but will receive toast with milk for breakfast and a sandwich with milk for lunch until their meal account has a positive balance.
  • If the account is more than -$10.00, the student will be asked if they want a sandwich and milk.
  • Cashiers will verbally tell students their current balance daily.
  • Email notifications will be sent weekly to parents.

Students in grades 9-12:

  • Students are not allowed to charge any meals.
  • If the meal account is negative, the student will be asked if they want a sandwich and milk.
  • Cashiers will verbally tell students their current balance daily.
  • Email notifications will be sent weekly to parents

For more information on our Foodservice from Chartwells click here.