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Academy ISD Charge Policy

MISTIE DAKROUB, High School Principal

GLENELL BANKHEAD, Middle School Principal

DANA COLEMAN, Intermediate Principal

EMILY NICHOLS, Elementary Principal

CALVIN ESHBAUGH, Board President

JASON LAMBERT, Vice President

SHANA JETER, Secretary
ALEX REMSCHEL, Assistant Superintendent



Academy Independent School District

KEVIN SPRINKLES, Superintendent

Phone:  254-982-4304  / FAX:  254-982-0023

704 E. Main Street


Academy ISD Policy on Charge limits and Alternative meals

Academy ISD encourages parents to monitor their child’s meal account balance. Academy ISD allows a student to charge or go negative up to 10 dollars. As soon a student begins charging in the cafeteria the student is asked to let someone at home know they need money on their account. Parents / Guardians are notified via a notice sent home and/or an automated phone call warning them that the student is negative and what options they have to bring that account to a positive status. These notifications happen once per week. If a student maxes out at breakfast time the student will receive a full meal at lunchtime and reminded to let someone at home know they need money on their meal account. At such time a student’s meal account and charges are depleted not allowing them to charge another meal an alternative meal is offered. Academy ISD only distributes alternative meals at lunch there is not an alternative breakfast option. All students receive full breakfasts.

Alternate Lunch Offered:

  • Cheese Sandwich
  • Milk

 Students are not allowed to charge a la carte items (snacks, drinks, ice cream, etc.).


“All full price policies for school meals are matters of local discretion. This includes decisions about whether or not to extend credit to children who forget their meal money or whether or not to provide an alternate meal to such children. Therefore, a school could decide not to provide meals to children who must pay the full price for their meals but do not have the money to do so. In some cases, the PTA or other school organization may establish a fund to pay for children who forget or lose their money. Schools should ensure that parents are fully aware of the policy adopted for children who do not have their meal money.”

 “Alternate Meals” are not clearly defined in federal regulations or in most state regulations. The use of alternate meals refers to any meal served to a student that is different from the day’s advertised meal. Alternate meals are most often provided to students who have documented medical meal substitutions, or to those students who have forgotten their meal payment(s) or medium of exchange.

Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 210.10(a)(1) General nutrition requirement