Prices & Payment

  • 2018-19

    Students: $1.35
    Milk: $.60
    Adults: $2.50 (pending board approval)

    PreK-5: $2.50
    Grades 6-12: $2.75
    Milk: $.60
    Adults: $4.50 (pending board approval)

    Note: Students who qualify for reduced lunches now eat at no cost to their family's household.

    NEW: The MyPaymentsPlus online software program will change over to MySchoolBucks for 2018-19. Current meal account balances will transfer for August's start of school. Families will receive instructions on how to set up an account with MySchoolBucks. Questions: (859) 381-3846.

    Bank it: Deposits in any amount may be made to a student's personal account, thus reducing the chance that breakfast or lunch money will be forgotten, lost or stolen. While students still have the option of paying as they go through the line, advance payment will speed transactions and allow the lines to move more quickly. All students have personal accounts regardless of paying status. School staff members also are encouraged to open accounts for their food purchases.

    Charge it: Students are encouraged to pay in advance for food purchases. Any child who forgets or loses his money may charge a meal. A letter will be sent to notify the parent or guardian, who then is expected to pay in full. If a student's charges reach the amount equivalent of two lunches and two breakfasts, a nutritious snack of a plain cheese sandwich and a milk will be provided. If a child has food allergies, other provisions will be made. Note: Adults must pay for meals in advance or at the time of purchase. There are no provisions for adult charges. 

    Check-writing policy: FCPS requires the following information on all checks: full name, street address and home phone number. If a check is returned by the bank, it will automatically be forwarded to Envision for collection of what is owed, plus the $50 state-allowed collection fee. When needed, Envision may re-present the check to the bank electronically along with applicable collection fees.

Meals Assistance Programs

  • Direct certification: FCPS participates in state program that certifies children for free meals based on members of households receiving assistance under certain programs (SNAP, KTAP, Medicaid, Foster). The information is provided to FCPS by the state/local agency directing these programs. Households who are notified that their students have been directly certified do not need to complete an application.  

    Community Eligibility Provision (CEP): For the 2017-18 school year, some three dozen FCPS school sites qualify for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) because at least 40 percent of enrolled students qualify for federal assistance. All students at these sites receive free meals, and the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program reimburses the district for the cost.

    Federal program: Children from families whose income is at or below established low-income levels are eligible for free meals at non-CEP sites. | New application pending; check back Aug. 1

    More details on these three options