I work at a school.
Let me lay out some facts for you.
The lunch they provide (like today) 1 slice of frozen pizza cooked. 1 milk, then your child can pick some canned corn and usually half a banana, apple or canned fruit pieces. All this for $1.75
Most children take the pizza and milk and maybe the fruit. They eat half the pizza, drink half the milk and may or may not eat the fruit. They may trade it for someone's home lunch.
Now this is where your lunch charges skyrocket.
Your child can get another slice of pizza for $1.50 and a milk for $.35. For $.10 less your child can get a second tray.
Then there is ice cream. As long as your child has a positive balance or cash he/she can purchase an ice cream for $1.00. Now this is where you the parent should get pissed. Your child has $30.00 in his account. He/she gets a lunch and then purchases a extra slice of pizza and then buys 2, 3, 4, 5 ice creams and gives them away!!!!
You heard correctly. He/she will purchase 2, 3, 4, 5 ice creams and gives his/her friends an ice cream, and this happens almost daily.
I have seen parents come in to pay and can't understand why the bill is so high.
You now have heads up....