Free & Reduced Price Meals
Children from households that meet federal income guidelines are eligible for free meals or reduced price meals ($0.25 for breakfast and lunch). Income guidelines change from year to year. Once approved, children within the household can receive the benefit for the entire school year, and families can apply at any time during the year. Learn more about Free & Reduced Price Meals.
NUTRIKIDS/mySchoolBucks provides students and their families with a convenient and confidential way to manage student meal and allergy information, pay for meals and manage accounts. mySchoolBucks charges a convenience fee of $2.49 per deposit transaction to cover bank fees. The district does not profit from the use of this service.
Prepayment can help ensure children are using the money provided for nutritious meals served in the DCS cafeteria. Having money in a child’s account prior to his or her entering the cafeteria should also help lunch lines move along faster, giving children more time to eat and be with friends.
Information about students who qualify for free or reduced price meals is securely contained in the system, and their meals are processed the same as for all other students.
Meal charging guidelines
The goal of the Duanesburg CSD is to provide student access to nutritious meals each school day. However, unpaid charges place a large financial burden on our school. DCS’s meal charging policy complies with federal requirements for the USDA Child Nutrition Program and provides oversight and accountability for the collection of outstanding student meal balances.
The intent of the policy is to establish procedures to address unpaid meal charges, pertaining to regular priced school breakfast, lunch and snack (if applicable) meals only. DCS provides the policy as a courtesy to those students who may forget or lose their lunch money. Charging of items outside of the reimbursable meals (a la carte items, adult meals, etc.) is expressly prohibited.
For more information, contact Food Services Director Mary Jewell at (518) 895-5350, ext. 228.