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Spending Limit FAQ

To assist parents who desire to set a spending limit on their child’s cafeteria account we would like to share the following FAQ to help guide you through the process.

Am I able to set a spending limit on my child’s account?

Yes, you may set a dollar limit on your child’s, which will be the maximum dollar amount you desire your child to spend on their cafeteria account daily. 

What should I consider when setting a spending limit on my child’s account?

All items in our cafeterias are sold a la carte, including the K-1st Grade set lunch plate. Each a la carte item has a set price that will help assist you in determining the spending limit you would like to set on your child’s account. This is a great time to discuss with your child what they would normally eat in a day, to help determine the spending limit.

Where and how do I set a spending limit on my child’s account?

You will need to contact the cafeteria manager at the campus in which your child is enrolled, as they will be happy to assist you in setting a requested spending limit.

Now that I’ve set a spending limit on my child’s account, what should I do?

You should be set, although you may take time to check with the campus in which your child is enrolled that the spending limit is showing on the account and this is a great time to let your child know their spending limit, so it’s not a surprise when they purchase their first meal of the year or at any point during the year a spending limit is set or changed on a child’s account.

Once the spending limit is set, can it be changed during the school year?

Yes, you may contact the cafeteria manager at any time during the school year, if you’d like to make adjustments. Please note that the spending limit will stand on a student’s account throughout the school year unless you as the parent request to change it. Please be aware though that spending limits will be cleared from a child’s account at the end of the school year.

Do I need to reset a spending limit on my child’s account each school year?

Yes, a child’s spend limit needs to be requested each school year, as spending limits are cleared at the end of the school year.