Kiski Area students' lunch money goes online
Kiski Area School District parents will be able to pay for their children's school lunches online beginning next month.
The school board Monday approved using the Internet site LunchPrepay.com, through which parents will be able to deposit money into their students' accounts. It will be available to students at all grade levels.
Use of the site will be optional, food service Director Meredith Bailey said. Students will be able to pay for meals with cash or checks, she said.
Parents may add money to their child's account using a credit card. A convenience fee of $1.95 per deposit is charged. Money deposited will be available the next day.
Students access the money in the account using a personal identification number, Bailey said.
Parents can also use the site to see what their children are eating, Bailey said.
A letter about the service will be sent home to parents. Bailey said it should be available in December.
In other business
• High school Principal Chad Roland gave the board a report on the district's cyber education program.
Since beginning as a pilot program with one student in 2010, the Kiski Area Cyber Learning Center has grown to 31 students in the current school year.
Conversely, the number of district students enrolled in cyber charter schools has declined from 189 in 2010-11 to 100 today, Roland said. The cost to the district has dropped from $1.4 million in 2010-11 to $1.08 million in 2011-12, he said.
Originally only for students in grades 9-12, a program for seventh- and eighth-grade students was added this school year.
• The board approved Tom Berzonsky to fill the head varsity track coach position for 2012-13 at a salary of $4,610.
•The board approved Anthony Paganico to fill the first assistant girls varsity basketball coach position for 2012-12 at a salary of $6,450.
• The board approved a pro-rated salary of $2,411 for Brian Swartzlander, boys middle school assistant football coach.
Brian C. Rittmeyer is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4701 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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