Food Services

    The Worthington Schools have recognized the need for helping to meet the nutritional needs of children and serve a well-balanced, nutritious lunch each school day.  Lunch is available to all full day students at a cost of $2.75/$.40 for a reduced price lunch.  Milk can be purchased by the children bringing lunches for 50 cents per carton.  Breakfast is also available at all of our elementary schools at a cost of $1.60 for full price breakfast/$.30 for a reduced price breakfast.  If your child wishes to purchase breakfast, be sure you have deposited money in your student’s account.  If your child receives free lunch, they receive breakfast and lunch at no cost. 

    Worthington Schools uses a prepay/debit system that requires our families to put money in an account for their child to use for the purchase of lunch.  Each student is given a PIN number that allows access to his/her account.  Prepaid lunch money is collected in the classroom first thing in the morning and turned in to the cafeteria manager.  Please observe the following to prepay your child’s lunch:

    1. Write a check payable to the Worthington Board of Education for the amount of lunches you wish to purchase (for example, $13.75 for a five-day week; $27.50 for ten days.)  Please write the child’s full name with PIN number on the check’s memo line. 

    2. If you choose to pay for more than one child by check, write each child’s first and last name and how much each child should receive on the check memo line.

    3. Enclose the check in a sealed envelope and write clearly each child’s name and teacher’s name.

    4. If you choose to pay by cash, please follow the same procedure.  Please note that we are unable to make change.  Any cash you send will be fully credited to your child’s account.

    5. You may also deposit directly in your child’s online account with MyPaymentsPlus

    Applications for free and reduced lunch prices must be completed at the beginning of each school year.  Applications can be found on the Worthington website.