No Charge Policy


Mesa Public School’s food service professionals are passionate about ensuring students have access to healthy school meals to support academic achievement.  Our intentions are to feed all students every day, however, in the event a student has no money for breakfast or lunch the following policy is in place.

If a child does not have money for breakfast or lunch, in lieu of charging, a courtesy meal will be provided.  Elementary students can receive up to three courtesy meals, and secondary school students can receive two courtesy meals.  A courtesy meal is any option offered that day.  Students who receive a courtesy meal will not be permitted to purchase any a la carte items.

After three days, if an elementary student does not have money, a snack will be provided.  The cafeteria manager will communicate directly with parents to notify them that their child's account is out of money.

All students qualifying for reduced-priced meals receive breakfast at no cost at all schools offering breakfast.