There’s a new way for parents to monitor their child’s lunch account at Tazewell County Public Schools. On Wednesday September 14, 2016, myschoolbucks.com was officially in use by parents. Jessica Carrillo is a mother of 3 with 2 of her children currently enrolled in Tazewell County Public Schools. She plans on eventually using the new myschoolbucks.com to monitor her children’s lunch accounts.
Carrillo said, “I actually think it will be wonderful once all the kinks are worked out and it actually is accessed properly for everybody to be used across the board.”
All you have to do is go to myschoolbucks.com and then you’ll see a window that says log into your account and click sign up today. Once you enter in information, you will be able to monitor your child’s lunch account and make transactions. We are told if you make a transaction you will be charged $2.50 per transaction.
Carrillo said, “I do have a problem with it being a fee to even put money on an account for my children. I don’t think that is the best way. I think there should be maybe an itemized statement that actually is sent home at the end of each month.”
Food Service Department Manager Tim Jessee says the numbers are growing everyday. As of Thursday September 15, 2016, more than a dozen parents had already signed up for accounts.
Jessee said, “The convenience is that the parents can make online payments even from a smart phone. It’s convenient that they don’t have to send cash or checks by their student or their child. There’s no loss that could be incurred at that type of transaction. It has convenience that they have security in it, built into it.”
As for Carrillo, she’s on board
Carrillo said, “I think it will be a very valuable tool for Tazewell County as a whole.”
Lunch for elementary school students is $2.05 and lunch for high school students is $2.35.