At MPUSD, the health, safety, and well-being of every student is a priority of our district and schools. In recent years, we have seen an increase in outside food delivery programs (Uber Eats, Door Dash, etc.) bringing food to students during the school day. This has caused significant disruption in a variety of ways. As of the 2023-2024 school year, the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District will no longer be allowing outside food delivery to school campuses from delivery service companies.
Reasons for the change include:
(a) Disruption to instructional minutes as students leave class to wait for delivery or pick up the food from the office
(b) The food becoming a distraction in the classroom setting
(c) Unverified adults being on campus delivering food
Effective Monday, August 14, 2023, food delivery drivers will be rejected from delivery services anywhere on campus. We want to remind you that school provided lunch will remain free of charge and family members are still able to deliver food to the school if it is brought to the Front Office. Please know that if a family member delivers food to the school, it will not be available for pick up during instructional minutes as eating in class is not permissible.
Finally, as an additional option for students, Monterey High School will have a new Sandwich Shack where students will be able to get freshly made sandwiches to order free of charge. This new Sandwich Shack will be housed in the former and redesigned ASB Snack Shack and will be operated by MPUSD Nutrition Services. This is an exciting addition to our school community.
Please know that the safety, education and well-being of our students are our chief priorities, and this policy will continue to keep the focus on student growth and safety while on campus.