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School Nutrition Charge Policy
GRAYSON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMS
CHARGE POLICY/COLLECTION PROCEDURES

Unpaid meal charges are not allowed in the Child Nutrition Program according to cost principles
determined in accordance with federal regulations. Therefore, no free meals may be served unless a
student has been approved for such through the proper application process.

In order to ensure compliance, the following procedures will be implemented:

*Student cafeteria accounts have a $25 charge limit.

*Adults are not allowed to charge meals.

*Once the $25 limit is reached, students will not be allowed to purchase or charge a la carte
items (bottled water, extra entrees, snack items, etc.)

*Once the limit is reached, all regular meals will be on a cash basis until the debt has been
cleared or a payment plan arranged.

*All account balances, both positive and negative, will be carried forward from year to year.

*Prepayments are encouraged, as they result in faster lunch lines and more time for the students
to eat.

*All money collected will be placed in the student account to be used for breakfast, lunch, and a
la carte items. If the parent wants to set limits or restrict the sale of a la carte items on their
child’s account, they should contact the school cafeteria manager.

*Parents are encouraged to sign up for an online account at myschoolbucks.com in order to add
money to their account, and view activity and balances.


The following notification procedures will be used to remind parents of their child’s debt:

*Automated phone calls are made once the debt reaches $10.00
*Cafeteria Manager will send letters home with the students concerning the debt
*When the debt reaches $25, the cafeteria manager will call the parents and notify them that no
more charges can be made.
*All calls will be documented, and parents will be encouraged to apply for free/reduced meal
benefits if the need exists.

Online Meal Payment System

7 days ago

Dear Parents,

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!

• Control. Set low balance alerts, view account activity, recurring payments & more! 

• Efficiency. Make payments for all your children in one easy step- even if they attend different schools within the district.

• Flexibility. Make payments using VISAMasterCardDiscover CardDebit or Electronic check.


Enrollment is easy!

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.  


Thank You


Stephanie Munsey

Coordinator of Food Services

276.296-7027

USDA Non Discrimination Statement

7 days ago

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:  (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

 


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Wellness Policy
STUDENT WELLNESS
Thank you for your interest in the wellness policy for Grayson County Public Schools. If you would like
to assist with the development, review, update or implementation of this policy please contact the school board at 276.773.2832.

Goals
Based on review and consideration of evidence-based strategies and techniques, the Grayson County School Board has established the following goals to promote student wellness.

Nutrition Promotion and Education
Students receive nutrition education that teaches the skills they need to adopt and maintain healthy eating behaviors.
Nutrition education is offered in the school cafeteria as well as in the classroom, with coordination between the foodservice staff and other school personnel, including teachers.
Students receive consistent nutrition messages from all aspects of the school program.
Division health education curriculum standards and guidelines address both nutrition and physical education.
Nutrition is integrated into the health education or core curricula (e.g., math, science, language arts).
Schools link nutrition education activities with the coordinated school health program.
Staff who provide nutrition education have appropriate training.
The level of student participation in the school breakfast and school lunch programs is appropriate.
Physical activity
Students are given opportunities for physical activity during the school day through physical education (PE) classes, daily recess periods for elementary school students and the integration of physical activity into the academic curriculum where appropriate.
Students are given opportunities for physical activity through a range of before- and/or after-school programs including, but not limited to, intramurals, interscholastic athletics and physical activity clubs.
Schools encourage parents and guardians to support their children's participation in physical activity, to be physically active role models and to include physical activity in family events.
Schools provide training to enable staff to promote enjoyable, lifelong physical activity among students.
Other school-based activities
An adequate amount of time is allowed for students to eat meals in adequate lunchroom facilities.
All children who participate in subsidized food programs are able to obtain food in a non-stigmatizing manner.

The availability of subsidized food programs is adequately publicized in ways designed to reach families eligible to participate in the programs.

Environmentally-friendly practices such as the use of locally grown and seasonal foods, school gardens and nondisposable tableware have been considered and implemented where appropriate.

Physical activities and/or nutrition services or programs designed to benefit staff health have been considered and, to the extent practical, implemented.


Nutrition Standards and Guidelines
The superintendent is responsible for creating
A. regulations to develop and implement standards for all foods and beverages provided, but not sold, to students on the school campus during the school day; and
B. standards and nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages sold to students on the school campus during the school day that promote student health and reduce childhood obesity and are consistent with the applicable standards and requirements in 7 C.F.R. §§ 210.10, 210.11 and 220.8.

Marketing on the school campus during the school day is permitted only for those foods and beverages that meet the nutrition standards under 7 C.F.R. § 210.11, serve to promote student health, reduce and prevent childhood obesity, and combat problems associated with poor nutrition and physical inactivity.

Implementation
The School Board encourages parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, teachers of physical education, school health professionals, school administrators and the general public to participate in the development, implementation and periodic review and update of this policy. This policy and other related policies and procedures are posted to the school division website, and individuals are encouraged to offer input. School administrators are encouraged to engage their staff in appropriate professional development and developing programming as needed by individual school communities.
The Superintendent or designee is responsible for implementing and enforcing this policy. The implementation of the policy is measured by review of schedules, lesson plans, food service meal participation rates.

The public is informed about the content and implementation of the policy by general posting of information to the Food Service page of the division website as well as direct communication between schools and their individual communities.

Implementation procedures include measuring and making available to the public, at least once every three years, an assessment of the implementation of the policy, including the extent to which schools are in compliance with the policy, the extent to which this policy compares to model school wellness policies and a description of the progress made in attaining the goals of the policy. The results of the triennial assessment are considered in updating the policy.

The process for monitoring compliance with this policy is review of website updates, review of school schedules and program offerings as a part of administrative evaluation, review of Food Service programs and data analysis as a part of administrative evaluation.

The School Board retains the following records to document compliance with 7 C.F.R. § 210.31:
• the policy;
• documents demonstrating compliance with community involvement requirements, including requirements to make the policy and triennial assessments available to the public; and
• documentation of the triennial assessment of the policy.

Adopted: July 14, 2014
Revised: July 10, 2017…
Revised: August 13, 2018
Revised: July 15, 2019
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Legal Refs: 42 U.S.C. § 1758b.

7 C.F.R. 210.31.

Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, § 22.1-207.4.

8 VAC 20-740-30.

8 VAC 20-740-40.

Cross Refs: EFB Food Services
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