Cafeteria Charge Policy

Each student in the Dewey School District has a point-of-sale cafeteria account in which participation is voluntary for lunch and/or breakfast.  Students may bring their lunch from home if desired.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to deposit money in advance and on a regular basis in their student's or family meal account. If you have more than one student you can request a shared Family account. 

Payments in the form of cash or check can be made in any building office, the student’s classroom, the cafeteria account office, or by credit/debit card through, the Infinite Campus Parent Portal at

The “charging” of meals is done on a limited basis only.  Charges for full-pay students are limited to approximately $10.00/ 1 Student or $20.00 for 2 or more students.  Charges for reduced-pay students are limited to approximately $3.00/ 1 Student or $6.00 for 2 or more students.

If a student is nearing his/her charge limit the parent or guardian will be notified in writing and/or by telephone.  It is the responsibility of the parent to pay all charges made through the cafeteria.  

The following conditions may limit or eliminate a student’s ability to charge:

     -Charged amount not paid in a timely manner

     -Continually charging over the charge limit

     -Exceeding the charge limit by an excessive amount
If a student’s ability to charge is eliminated by the school, the parents will be notified by the school.  At the time of this notification, other eating or paying options will be discussed with the parent.  The decision to eliminate a student’s ability to charge will be made by school administration.

Low balance reminders for elementary school students will be sent home on a monthly basis. Low balance reminders for middle school and high school students will be included with their scheduled progress reports as well as be notified by the cashier when purchasing a meal. Parents/guardians can verify their student's meal balance via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal (, or by contacting the Child Nutrition Program Director at (918) 534-2241 Ext. 1008, 

Applications for reduced or free meals for students can be obtained from any building office or the Dewey Public School website at any time.

Balances owed need to be paid before the last day of school.  NO CHARGES will be allowed during the last 2 weeks of school.   

Refunds from a student’s prepaid cafeteria account will be made upon parental request ($3 minimum).  Such requests will be processed through the school board.  If no refund request is made, the prepaid amount will be carried over to the next school year.

If the student leaves the school district without requesting a refund and the amount is $3 or less, the money will be used as a donation for the Child Nutrition Program (CNP).  If the amount is more than $3, after a request is processed through the school board, the money will be forwarded to the known address of the student.  If the envelope is returned, the money will be treated as a donation to the CNP.  

All employee charges must be paid out by the 25th of each month.

Dewey Board of Education Policy CO-R5.  Adopted 10/06/2008, Revised 01/11/2016.