Learn more about Summer 2023 P-EBT for K-12 Students
USDA approved Virginia’s plan to issue a one-time summer P-EBT benefit to eligible school-aged children in summer 2023.
Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) will issue Summer 2023 P-EBT benefits to the following school-aged children based on the eligibility determined by the Virginia Department of Education:
Children who attended a school that participated in a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)* during school year 2022-2023 All Grayson County Schools are CEP Schools
*Virginia cannot issue summer 2023 P-EBT benefits to children who did not attend an NSLP-participating school at the end of the 2022-2023 school year.
Households will receive $120 for each eligible school-aged child.
Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) for summer 2023 will be issued beginning on July 22, 2023. Eligible students, submitted by the local school division in a data file to the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS), will receive a one-time benefit of $120 within a six-week window.
Eligible students in households that have an active Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP EBT) card, or that were issued a P-EBT card for any prior issuance of P-EBT, with no address changes since the card was issued, can expect to receive the Summer 2023 benefit between July 22 – August 12, 2023, on the existing EBT or P-EBT card. If the previously issued P-EBT card was lost or discarded, call VDSS vendor, Conduent, at 866-281-2448, to request a replacement.
Eligible P-EBT only, non-SNAP, households that have lost or discarded their previous P-EBT card and have moved or had any address changes must call the PEBT Call Center at 866-513-1414 or 804-294-1633 Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. to correct their address and request a replacement card. It may take up to six weeks to receive the new card by U.S. mail.
Eligible households that are new to the P-EBT program and do not have an existing P-EBT or SNAP EBT card should not call Conduent or the PEBT Call Center. A new P-EBT card will automatically be mailed to the address provided by the school division. The card will arrive by U.S. mail within six weeks of the July 22 benefit issuance.
In accordance with the end of the federal public health emergency declaration on May 11, 2023, the Summer 2023 P-EBT issuance will mark the end of the P-EBT program.
Wellness Policy- Public Participation
Any communtiy member or parent can participate on our wellness policy committee. Please call 276.296.7027 if you would like to participate.
School Nutrition Charge Policy
Grayson County Public Schools
Unpaid Meal Charges
All schools are Community Eligibility Program (CEP) schools which means that students may have breakfast and lunch at no cost.
Students may charge no more than $10.00.
Communication the Policy
The meal charge policy will be posted on the school system website and will be included in the student information packet distributed at the beginning of each school year.
School Nutrition Program (SNP) staff will receive training on meal charge policy and a record of the training will be maintained as part of the professional development portfolio.
Documentation of the communication and training plan will be maintained for the Federal Program Administrative Review.
Notification of Negative Balances
School nutrition staff will notify households of negative balances by either telephone, mail, or a letter sent home with students.
The student’s household may be notified by email by My School Bucks software if the low balance notification is set up by parents through the website,www.myschoolbucks.com.
Collection of Delinquent Charge Debt
The superintendent or superintendent’s designee ensures that federal child nutrition funds are not used to offset the cost of unpaid meals and that the child nutrition program is reimbursed for bad debt. In order to accomplish those goals, the following procedures are followed:
Delinquent debt is allowable in the school nutrition program and may be carried over to one successive school year. Bad debt is defined as delinquent debt that is deemed uncollectible at the end of the school year. Bad debt is unallowable in the SNP and cannot be carried over to the next school year.
Parents will be notified directly if students have outstanding debt by either phone call, mail, or letter sent home with the student.
At the end of the school year, the School Nutrition Program Director and the Finance Director will evaluate all delinquent debt for conversion to bad debt. Bad debt will be restored to the School Nutrition Program from general funds prior to the end of the fiscal year.
Assistance to Households
Households with questions or needing assistance may contact the Office of the Food Service Coordinator at 276.296.7027 or the school their child attends.
You can read the full policy here under the file EFB:
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Online Meal Payment System
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We realize it can be difficult to keep track of fees and payments to the school system. To help simplify payment of school cafeteria purchases, Grayson County Schools has enrolled in an internet based service called MySchoolBucks. The service is a website where you can pay for your child’s breakfast and lunch purchases using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, debit, or electronic check. Participation is this service is voluntary and you may enroll at any time. You may also enroll in the service to simply monitor your child’s account balance and to monitor what your child is purchasing each day. You do not have to use the payment option.
MySchoolBucks® is your online payment portal; giving you a quick and easy way to manage and add funds to your student’s meal account. You can review recent purchases along with seeing the current balance, plus receive low balance alerts… all for FREE! You can also add money to your student’s account using Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, debt card, or electronic check for a small fee. A $2.50 fee per transaction is charged to cover the cost of processing your payment and maintaining the website.
The most popular feature is our “Set it and forget it” payment option, which automatically adds funds to your student’s meal account. Funds can be added weekly, monthly or when the balance runs low, (simply choose the “Setup a payment schedule” option during the checkout).
MySchoolBucks® provides… • Safety. Your child will no longer need to carry cash to school.
• Convenience. Make payments* when it’s convenient for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
• Efficiency. Make payments for all your children in one easy step- even if they attend different schools within the district.
• Flexibility. Make payments using VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card, Debit or Electronic check.
Enrollment is easy!
Go to www.mySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provide; click on the link included in the email to activate your account.
Activate your account and begin adding your students. You will need their school name, student name, student date of birth, or the student ID number. Independence Middle School students will need to sign up under the school name Grayson County High School because that is the school where they purchase meals.
Add funds* to your students’ accounts with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, debit card, or electronic check.
*Security is a priority at mySchoolBucks. Our system is secure, providing the highest level of protection for your information. A convenience fee may apply to payments made in your student accounts. You will have the opportunity to review any fees (and cancel, if you choose) before you are charged. Money deposited into lunch accounts can take up to 12 hours to post.
If you have any questions concerning use of the website, we encourage you to use the contact information on the website. If you have questions concerning account balances, feel free to contact me at the numbers below.