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Student Nutrition Department

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The Kenton County Student Nutrition program has been able to provide free meals to all students through federal waivers for the past two years. The waivers have now expired and the district must return to our normal school lunch program that offers students free, reduced, and paid meals. This is not a local decision and the expiration of the federal waivers affects schools across the country. The district will resume free, reduced, and full paid meals on August 17th, 2022.

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The Kenton County School District Student Nutrition Department strives to provide all students with delicious, nutritionally balanced, low-cost, or free meals every school day.  Adequate nutrition is critical to the proper growth and cognitive development of children.  Breakfast and lunches that meet nutrition requirements set by the National School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program are provided every school day to ensure that all students are prepared to receive their world class education.    

 

MyPaymentsPlus is being replaced by MySchoolBucks

Easily pay for school meals online this year! Create your free MySchoolBucks account to conveniently and securely add money to your student’s meal account online or with the mobile app.

With MySchoolBucks you’ll be able to view cafeteria purchases, check your student’s balance, receive low balance alerts and pay for school meals from anywhere!

Get Started Today:

  1. Go to myschoolbucks.com or download the mobile app
  2. Create your free account and add your students using their school name / student ID
  3. Add funds using your credit / debit card or electronic check
    Note: For each transaction, you will be charged a program fee of $2.75*
  4. Set up automatic payments and never forget to send in lunch money again

If you need assistance with your account, you can find helpful how-to videos and answers to commonly asked questions by visiting myschoolbucks.com. Or, you can contact MySchoolBucks directly by logging into your account to start a chat conversation or give them a call at (855) 832-5226.

*In recent years the district has been able to absorb the cost of fees on behalf of families for making online payments, but due to a change in our food service technology system and an overall increase in costs to operate the National School Lunch Program we are unable to continue to do so at this time. We do hope to be able to resume this practice at some point in the future while continually working to provide quality meals to all students. Thank you for your understanding. Please remember that students are always welcome to add money to their lunch accounts with no associated fees by simply bringing cash or check to school. The fee for online payments will be a flat fee not dependent on the amount of money added to your student's lunch account, therefore to minimize the impact of this fee we suggest the following options:

  • If it is possible for your family, you may increase the amount you deposit in to your student's account when utilizing the online payments, minimizing the number of fees.
  • Send cash or check with your student to be deposited into their account.

Please note that there is no charge for accessing all other features of the online system. You will be able to monitor the deposits as they occur, account balance, as well as review your child's purchase history.

 
 

Student Nutrition Contacts

Elizabeth Hord

Student Nutrition Director
Central Office

Paula Hauck

Admin Assistant, Student Nutrition
Central Office

Jenny Notton

Systems/Operations Coordinator
Central Office

Monica Trattles

System Coordinator

Lynita Bachmann

Cafeteria Manager
River Ridge Elementary School

Elissa Baker

Cafeteria Manager
Scott High School

Michelle Beetem

Cafeteria Manager
White's Tower Elementary School

Tara Butler

Cafeteria Manager
Twenhofel Middle School

Tracey Collins

Cafeteria Manager
Piner Elementary School

Sharee Duncan

Cafeteria Manager
Woodland Middle School

Sarah Epure

Cafeteria Manager
Ft. Wright Elementary School

Karen Fry

Cafeteria Manager
Caywood Elementary School

Ronda Gunn

Cafeteria Manager
Taylor Mill Elementary School

Diana Hankinson

Cafeteria Manager
Simon Kenton High School

Gina Holtkamp

Cafeteria Manager
Ryland Heights Elementary School

Jessie Purnell

Cafeteria Manager
Dixie Heights High School

Nana Rogers

Cafeteria Manager
Summit View Academy

Karen Schmitz

Cafeteria Manager
Turkey Foot Middle School

Amy Williams

Cafeteria Manager
Kenton Elementary School

Sherry Winters

Cafeteria Manager
Beechgrove Elementary School

Karen Woods

Cafeteria Manager
Hinsdale Elementary

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