Pottsgrove School District is pleased to announce that all students will receive free breakfast and lunch for the 2023-24 school year. Families do not need to fill out a free/reduced application.
All Pennsylvania students will have access to free school breakfast for the 2023-24 school year as part of the state budget signed by Governor Josh Shapiro. Thanks to the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, PGSD has been granted the opportunity to provide nutritious and delicious lunches to every student without any cost to families.
The CEP program does NOT apply to high school students who eat lunch at the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center (WMCTC). Students who attend WMCTC in the morning and eat lunch at WMCTC who qualify for free/reduced lunch will need to complete a free/reduced application. Please select “Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center” as the school when applying.
You can find a hard copy of the application below if you prefer to not complete the application online. Spring-Ford Area School District is providing the food service at WMCTC this school year; therefore, please do not be alarmed that the Spring-Ford Area School District's name is at the top of the paper application. Because Spring-Ford Area School District is providing food services at WMCTC this school year, you will need to send your completed paper copy of the application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pottsgrove School District uses mySchoolBucks® to manage and add funds to your student’s meal account. You can review recent purchases along with seeing the current balance, plus receive low balance alerts. You can also add money to your student’s account using Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, or debit cards for a small fee. An added benefit of mySchoolBucks is the “Set it and forget it” payment option, which allows you to schedule automatic payments to your student’s meal account. Funds can be added weekly, monthly or when the balance hits a specified amount-- simply choose the “Setup a payment schedule” option during the checkout.
Enrollment is easy!
1. Go to www.mySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account. A confirmation email will be sent to the address you provide; click on link included in the email to activate your account.
2. Activate your account and begin adding your students. You will need their school name and student ID.
3. Add funds* to your students’ accounts with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, debit card, or electronic check.
*A convenience fee may apply for payments to your student account(s). You will have the opportunity to review any fees (and cancel, if you choose) before you are charged. Money deposited into mySchoolBucks.com generally appears in the account within 12-24 hours.
The policy regarding a negative lunch balance is as follows:
Students who forget money or who do not have enough money in their meal account to purchase a school breakfast or lunch meal will be permitted to charge the meal to the student’s account.
A la carte items may not be purchased if a student does not have enough funds, nor can items be purchased until the negative lunch balance has been satisfied.
Letters will be sent monthly to the parent/guardian of the student to inform them of the negative balance. The negative balance should be satisfied promptly.
Parents/guardians are encouraged to create an account at www.MySchoolBucks.com to view the student’s lunch balance at any time as well as arrange for payments.
Any senior’s account with a leftover balance will be transferred to a sibling's account. If you do not have another student in the District, then you can request a refund by contacting Erica Hurtt or Deborah Klahold. For students in Kindergarten-11th grade, all funds will roll up to next year.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at, http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410