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Information for parents

Cafeteria Information


USDA sets strict guidelines on meal pricing for school lunches that we must comply with. School meal pricing will increase for the 2017-2018 school year as follows: K-4 $2.70, 5-12 is $2.95. The kindergarten classes offer snack milk outside of the milk offered for lunch, at a cost of $.35 a day. Snack milk is not included with families who qualify for free and reduced lunches.

Free & Reduced Applications

Brimfield School District works diligently to enroll eligible students in the free and reduced price meal program. Free and reduced applications are available at any time throughout the school year. Applications are available on the website, at registration, and at both school buildings. Please do not hesitate to grab an application and fill it out if you need assistance. If you need help with the application process please call Petrina Winkelman at 309-446-3349, ext. 1226.

Unpaid Meal Charges

Unpaid school meal debt can become a critical problem, and if left unaddressed, can impact the quality of meals for all students. Brimfield School District uses a variety of methods to notify parents of low or negative account balances. Low balance and negative letters are emailed on a weekly basis, phone calls to guardians, and letters sent via US postal service to the home are methods of communication used to attempt to collect unpaid meal charges. We in NO way want any child to go hungry, be embarrassed, or be denied a meal, but we simply have to have accounts paid to continue operating efficiently. If a student’s lunch account is in the negative they will not be able to purchase any extra items until debt is paid. All students will receive a meal, regardless of their lunch account status.


The Brimfield School District’s Food Service Department has another lunch payment option for you. This option will be a more convenient and secure online payment service called mySchoolBucks.  This website allows you to deposit money directly into your child’s school meal account and view balance/purchase information for the past ninety days.  By having money in each child’s account prior to entering the cafeteria, we find that the lunch lines move along much faster, which gives your child more time to eat and be with friends.

Things to know:

  • If you have more than one child in the District you can handle all online prepayments from the same online account. 
  • Payments may be made with a Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit or debit card.  You may also make a payment using an e-check.
  • In order to use the online prepayment service, a small convenience fee for each transaction will be assessed to cover the bank fees.  The convenience fee is $2.49 per deposit transaction.  Parents placing money into multiple meal accounts will only be assessed the $2.49 fee once per deposit transaction.  The Brimfield School District will not profit from the use of this site.  Please Note: You may fund up to $120 per child, but a family may pay for all of their children on a single transaction. Any overpayments or error in payments can be refunded, not to include the transaction fee. Also, if you choose to set up a specific dollar amount to be placed on account(s) every week or month, you will be charged the $2.49 fee every time a transaction is made. Any issues with fees, not lunch money, should be directed to mySchoolBucks at parentsupport@myschoolbucks.com, or 855-832-5226.




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