Meal Charging Policy



Meal Charging Policy


Oregon House Bill 3454 specifies that when a student requests a reimbursable meal during meal service, they shall receive a meal regardless of the ability to pay for meals. A reimbursable meal consists of at least three (3) components from the five (5) following food groups; Meat/Meat Alternate, Grain, Vegetable, Fruit and Fluid Milk. A student must take a minimum of 3 components from the 5 options, and one of the components must be at least 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable. For clarification purposes, the cost or accrued negative balances for received meals are the responsibility of the parent or guardian.

·         For school year 2021-2022 Beaverton School District Nutrition Services will utilize waivers from USDA and breakfast or lunch meals will be provided to all students at no cost.

·         We will provide a student their meal account balance only if they inquire.

·         Students must have a positive balance on their meal account or cash to purchase a la carte menu items. (Including a carton of milk.)

·         Adults must have a positive balance on their meal account or cash to purchase meals or a la carte items.


Account Management:


                Balance Inquiry

·         Parents/ Guardians/Students can inquire directly with the cafeteria staff about their account balances.

·         Parents/Guardians/ Students can see their students’ balance, create alerts and use the auto pay feature by signing up for a free SchoolCafé account. Please visit:

                Account Payments

·         Prepayments at school - cash or check are accepted in the school cafeteria.  Receipts are provided upon request. 

·         Prepayments online – SchoolCafé can be used for online payments.  There is a small fee for using SchoolCafé to make deposits.



                End of Year Student Account Balances

Student account balances (positive and negative), automatically roll over to the following school year. If a student has funds and no longer attends Beaverton School District, families can do the following:

·         Request a refund check. NOTE: Refund checks may take up to 3-4 weeks to process.

·         Request the funds be transferred to a sibling's student meal account.

·         Request the funds be donated to pay off negative balances.  Donations can be made to specific students, schools or where needed most. 


A copy of this document can be downloaded here.