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(NEEDS UPDATED FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR)

The following procedures for full paid, free or reduced priced lunch and breakfast will be in effect for the 2016-2017 school year. The daily school lunch price is $2.85 at the secondary level or $2.55 at the elementary level. Breakfast may also be purchased for $1.25 daily at all levels. Students, who qualify, may also receive meals free or at a reduced price.

The lunch and breakfast programs begin on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

To receive free or reduced priced meals for your child, you must thoroughly complete a Meal Benefit Application and return it to the school. This application must be completed every school year. One Meal Benefit Application may now be used for all eligible school children in the family. If you receive notification that you are on the direct certification list, you do not have to fill out an application. Now you can also fill out a free/reduced application online by going to www.compass.state.pa.us . If you apply for meal benefits online, you do not have to submit a paper application.
We can not accept Medical Assistance or EBT Access card numbers in section 2 of the Meal Benefit Application. Only the 9-digit SNAP or TANF case number can be used.

Students may go to the cafeteria office to pay for lunch or breakfast for the week or month. If absent or if school is not in session on Monday, students may pay the following day. Students may also pay daily in the lunch line. Please remember your personal identification numbers (PIN) at the elementary, middle school and high school. Whether pre paying or paying daily, personal identification numbers (PIN) must be used at all buildings for account transactions. Please bring payment in an envelope including student’s name, room number, homeroom teacher and any special instructions. Payments can also be made online at www.myschoolbucks.com with student school ID number and the school zip code.

Students receiving a Free Lunch & Breakfast at all schools may go through the lunch line daily. A computerized register system is utilized to check all students at the point of service (P.O.S). Personal identification numbers (PIN) will be used at the elementary, middle and high school.

Students receiving a Reduced Priced Lunch or Breakfast may use the P.O.S. line to pay for lunch or breakfast for the week or more. Reduced priced lunches are $0.40 per day, and reduced priced breakfasts are $0.30 per day. Again, remember your personal identification numbers (PIN) at the elementary, middle and high school. Please bring payment in an envelope including student’s name, room number, homeroom teacher and any special instructions. Payments can also be made online at www.myschoolbucks.com with student school ID number and school zip code.

CHARGED LUNCHES
Students that incur a negative balance are expected to bring their accounts up to date by the following school day. Students may receive a peanut butter & jelly sandwich/ cheese sandwich, fruit & water after their fifth charged meal in the cafeteria. All positive balances are automatically carried over from the previous year. All negative balances must be paid ASAP. Students are not permitted to carry over a negative cafeteria account balance from one year to the next. If payments are not made, the district may hold final report cards until the account is updated.

If you have any questions, please call the Food Service Office in Administration at 412/967-2502.

Sincerely,

Julie Leininger
Nutrition Center Manager