"Child Nutrition: Ensuring the Future by
Promoting Healthy Eating Habits"
FREE AND REDUCED ONLINE APPLICATION
2016-2017 Online Application
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FAQ - Free and Reduced Application Procedures
The Jefferson County Child Nutrition Program will offer four ways to deposit money into your child's account:
OPTION 1: PAY ONLINE using PayPAMS.com
The service is available for all Jefcoed families, easy to use, convenient, private, and secure. A per-deposit transaction fee is $1.95. Paying on-line allows you to check your child’s account balance and gives you the option to have an automatic recurring payment when the balance reaches a designated amount. When prepaying on-line with a credit/debit card. It is important to use your child’s correct identification number when setting up and placing monies on the accou. You must allow up to 48 hours for on-line payments to be credited to your child’s meal account at the school site - we recommend a recurring payment or e-mail notification be set at no less than $8.00 to ensure that any funds deposited online reach your child's account in a timely fashion. Money left in your child’s account at the end of each school year will automatically move with your child within the Jefferson County School system, regardless of changing schools. Below are some instructions for how to sign up for PayPAMS service (click on icons):
OPTION 2: Pay Pams on your Mobile Device
You can now get the PayPAMS app for your smart phone. PayPAMS offers a simple, convenient, and secure way to manage school meals. Parents can view meal account balances and items purchased at the school cafeteria. PayPAMS will ensure your money goes directly to your student's account. You can download the app at iTunes or Google Play by searching for "PayPAMS". Log into the PayPAMS app with same username and password that you use for www.payPAMS.com.
OPTION 3: PERSONAL CHECK
Make checks payable to (School Name) Cafeteria. The student will give the check to his/her teacher in elementary school, or cashier at the middle and high schools. Make sure you put the child’s name and Cafeteria pin# in the memo section of the check to ensure correct crediting to the respective account. CNP uses a check recovery company to collect on all checks returned by the bank as uncollectible and a collection fee in addition to the face value is assessed to the author of the check.
OPTION 4: CASH
Cash may be brought to the cafeteria at the time of purchase or given to the student's teacher for deposit into the account. Please put cash in an envelope marked with your student's name, grade, Cafeteria pin#, and amount. The Jefferson County School cafeterias have automated systems to provide accountability of each student’s account. Parents are encouraged to prepay their child’s meals for the week, month or year.
Did You Know that your school menu can now be viewed at www.schoolmenu.com. Here you will be able to see the nutrient analysis of all the menus served at your child's school.
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