Online Meal Payment Service -
This year our department is using a new online payment system called K12 Payment Center. This is an easy, secure and convenient way to apply funds using a debit or credit card to your student's account. Simply click, www.k12paymentcenter.com, to set up an account. You will need the full 9-12 digit PowerSchool ID number assigned to your student. This number is found on report cards, class schedules or you may call your schools cafeteria. All funds in the previous account will be carried over into the new system.
Here are some questions specifically related to our school district and this transition . . .
- Why was this change necessary?
- The Student Nutrition Department recently upgraded its business management software and needed a compatible software program to manage student meal accounts; K12 PAYMENT CENTER offers this compatibility.
- Do I need to sign-up for this service?
- No. A student’s meal account can be funded by sending in a check payable to your student’s school cafeteria. It is VERY HELPFUL for you to memo your student’s PowerSchool number on the front of your check.
- What is the advantage for signing up with this service?
- The advantage is that you can add funds to your student’s meal account using a debit or credit card. K12 PAYMENT CENTER charges $1.95 per funding transaction.
- What is the advantage of Premium service versus Basic service?
- In addition to funding the account, Premium service provides the account holder to view balance information, receive low balance notifications, and review purchase history. Premium service is free.
- Does the school district receive any of the service fees charged by K12 PAYMENT CENTER?
- No. Fees charged by K12 PAYMENT CENTER are not passed along to the school district.
- Will I ever be able to see my child’s meal account balances in the PowerSchool Parent Portal?
- The Fort Mill School District is investigating the possibility of integrating “balance information only” into the Parent Portal in the near future.
- I used the former system, MY PAYMENT PLUS, last year to fund my student’s account and I know I had funds remaining from the prior year. Will the funds be transferred to the K12 PAYMENT CENTER?
- Yes, all funds remaining from the prior year will be transferred to your student’s account once you sign-up with K12 PAYMENT CENTER.
- If you sign-up for Premium service through K12 PAYMENT CENTER, funds from the prior year will show up immediately. If you prefer the Basic service, transferred funds will show up on your account after your child uses their account at school for the first time.
- I prefer not to use the on-line K12 PAYMENT CENTER. Will my student’s remaining funds from the prior year be transferred into his/her account?
- Yes, student funds are transferred from school-year to school-year.
- Can I process any other school fees for my child’s school through K12 PAYMENT CENTER?
- No, the Fort Mill School District is using the K12 PAYMENT CENTER for student meal accounts ONLY.
2014-2015 Free & Reduced Lunch Application
In order to qualify for meal benefits for the new school year, a new application must be submitted for processing every year. Without a new application your current benefits will EXPIRE on September 29, 2014.
Applications are available in English and Spanish and you can complete your application online. Please click on your preferred format as noted below.
Online application - Click here to access the program to apply for benefits for the 2014-2015 school year.
"Providing Food For Thought!"
Our Mission - The mission of the Fort Mill Student Nutrition Department is to support the education process of the Fort Mill School District (FMSD) by providing quality meals that meet USDA and state guidelines, good customer service, and to be fiscally responsible. We put "Children First!"
Our Menus - We use a traditional meal pattern that consists of 5 required components (meat or meat alternative, grain, fruit, vegetable, and milk). All students have 4 choices of fruit and vegetable servings. We strive daily to provide a fresh fruit and/or vegetable. All our sandwiches are served on whole grain bread.
Our Customers - The customer service we provide entails working with schools, the district, and the community. In the schools, our dietitian works to educate students about health and wellness. The cafeteria teams provide a friendly atmosphere as they serve students. In the district, we play an active part on the Wellness Committee and are part of a liaison committee that meets with students, administrators, and parents. In the community, we assist parents with lunch applications and provide nutritional information about the menus.
Our Services - The student nutrition department utilizes a business model to break even. The funding for the department to cover expenses is based on the number of meals served daily. The pricing of meals is developed just to cover expenses. We utilize state and federal procurement practices to insure we receive quality food and services at competitive pricing from our vendors. We budget revenue and expenses for each cafeteria operation just like a corporation.
Non-discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. "In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."