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School District Point of Sale Food Service System Enhancement Added

The Plainville Community Schools’ Food Services Department has announced a “family friendly” enhancement to the computerized cafeteria point of sale system introduced at the end of last June. The enhancement, known as “Mealpay Plus” is an online and telephone based school lunch account prepayment system. Once registered on the system, parents and guardians can conveniently make payments by credit card, bank check card, and savings / checking accounts to student lunch accounts either on line or via telephone. In addition, parents are able to view student lunch account balances as well as the lunch purchase history for up to 30 days via usage reports tied to unique student identification numbers. These identification numbers will be sent home with each student. The system also features low balance e-mail reminders and an “auto replenish” option.

“The addition of our computerized cafeteria point of sale system effectively brought our cafeteria operations into the 21st century. With Mealpay Plus, Plainville parents and students can now take full advantage of that technology with an easy way to access student lunch accounts, check balances, make payments, and view purchase history. Mealpay Plus should make life a little bit easier for Plainville parents and students,” said Plainville Community Schools’ Food Services Director James Bondi.

The school district initially launched the cafeteria’s point of sale system in June of 2006. The state of the art program replaces the traditional cash register system district-wide, and eliminates the need for lunch tickets, lunch charges, and cash handling.

"This is a forward thinking application of technology that will make our lunch operations run more efficiently and make it easier for the end-user. Kudos to the staff for their use of this technology," noted Superintendent Kathleen Binkowski.

-Posted on January 25, 2007 at 03:16 PM

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