Low Balance Guidelines

The Spring Lake Park Schools Nutrition Services Department provides parents, guardians, and students the convenience of online access to student meal account balances, as well as personalized service at the District Services Center.

Families are encouraged to keep a positive balance in each of their student's nutrition services accounts. However, we understand that occasionally a student may forget to turn in lunch money or remind their parent or guardian that their account balance is low.  

We utilize the Parent Portal system online at Campus Parent Portal Food Service, a secure, fast and friendly way to pay online for a student's school meals from the comfort of your home or office. 

Need help paying for your child's meals? Click here to apply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals

Students in grades K-8

  • Students will be allowed to charge three meals if their account balance is at or below zero
  • Students are not allowed to purchase à la carte* items when the balance is at or below zero
    • À la carte food items include second meals, additional milk, additional juice, additional entrees, additional side food offerings, or any other food that may be offered that is not part of the regular lunch menu
  • Students are not allowed to share accounts or make purchases on behalf of another student
  • Low balance reminder slips are available at the cash register for students to take home
  • An automated reminder phone call and email will be made to the child’s home if the balance falls below zero
  • Account information can be viewed in Campus Parent Portal Food Service, by calling the kitchen manager at your child's school, or by calling the Nutrition Services Department at the District Services Center

Students in grades 9-12

  • Students are not allowed to purchase à la carte items when the balance is at or below zero
    • À la carte food items include second meals, additional milk, additional juice, additional entrees, additional side food offerings, or any other food that may be offered that is not part of the reimbursable lunch menu
  • Students are not allowed to share accounts or make purchases on behalf of another student
  • An automated reminder phone call and email will be made to the child’s home if the balance falls below zero
  • Account information can be viewed online at Campus Parent Portal Food Service, by calling the kitchen manager, or by calling the Nutrition Services Department at the District Services Center