Payment Policies

FREE School Breakfast and Lunch Meals for ALL STUDENTS!!!!              

August 30, 2022 through June 30, 2023!  Please complete and send in your application by August 15, 2022!

USDA has announced that all breakfast and lunch meals for school children will be FREE starting the first day of school through June 30, 2023!

PLEASE we are asking all families to complete the USDA Meals Application if you feel you might qualify.  We did not as advised from USDA request applications for the past two years, but we are now required by USDA and MA DESE to have families complete paper applications. The only reason to fill out an application at this time is to see if your household might qualify for other discount programs, discounted fees or pandemic related benefits, such  as SNAP EBT. The application for 2021-2022 will be available online by August 10 and your applications are requested by August 15, 2022 to be sent in or emailed.  Applications are reviewed and determinations made daily.  Please email your completed application to jking@auburn.k12.ma.us or send by mail or drop off to the  Auburn Public Schools Central Office at 5 West Street,  Auburn, MA 01501.  Please call if you any questions, 508-832-7722  x4122.


Prepaid Procedure  (This information only applies for students that want to make Alacarte purchases on their POS Account.)

Because each student has an individual account in our POS system, parents may send in a check or cash to deposit in their child’s account. As a student eats each day, the computer automatically deducts one lunch payment from their account. The computer will only deduct one meal a day and if a student were to purchase anything else, it is done on an a la carte basis. You may send prepayment money into each school with your child or send payments to the Food Service Office at 5 West Street, Auburn, MA 01501. We are also able to split a check between siblings within the system if prepayment is sent to our main office.


Online Payment  

Parents will be able to view their students’ accounts and make payments through  MySchoolBucks.com.  Set up your account or make payments online at: http://www.myschoolbucks.com


Charging Procedure

Because our system allows prepayments, it also allows students to go through the cafeteria line and purchase items without money. The computer then charges that student’s account for a meal or the items that were purchased a la carte. We discourage charging and at the high school level as we have had a great deal of abuse of this benefit. There will be no charging at the high school this year. We do allow students to take up to three meals and at that time, if no payment is received, we do offer a basic lunch to them if there is a negative balance (money owed to us) in their account. A basic meal would be a peanut butter sandwich and milk or cheese sandwich if a child has an allergy. Click here for our complete Meal Charge Policy.


Free & Reduced Application   USDA Free and Reduced Applications are required to be completed and sent in to Food Services this school year.  Applications received and determinations of Free or Reduced eligibility will be forwarded to the department of education for P-EBT benefits and could qualify your household for more benefits.  Please call us with any questions  508-832-7722    x4122

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Public Service Announcement

USDA Meals at School: 2021-2022

Auburn Public Schools Food Services Program offers healthy nutritious meals for breakfast and lunch. We recommend all families to complete their application and return it to school or to our administrative office at 5 West Street, Auburn, MA.  Free and Reduced priced meals are available to qualifying households. Click here for income eligibility guidelines.

Allergies

We can post allergies on your child’s profile. Please provide the nurses at your school information about an allergy your student has. In order for us to consider this as a valid allergy we must have a doctor’s note stating the child has an allergy. We will only post valid allergies on your student account. We hope this helps provide a safe eating environment for your student and can relieve some of the stress parents feel about allergy situations at school.