Welcome Back to School Year 2022-2023
The new school year, effective July 1, 2022, food service operations will return to the National School Lunch Program.
All students will be eligible for full price (Paid status) for the new school year unless they apply for meal benefits by completing a new meal application online on or after the date of July 1, 2022 or if they qualify for government assistance* through Direct Certification.
Meal Costs For SY 2022-2023:
Secondary Lunch (Grades 6-12) - $4.00
Elementary Lunch (Grades K-5) - $3.30
Breakfast Secondary (Grades 7-12) - $1.50 - Effective October 3 - Free*
Breakfast In The Classroom Program (Grades K - 6) - Free**
*Special thanks to Governor Wolf for making Breakfast free to all students in PA starting October 2022 - June 20223.
**School Board agreed to provide breakfast at no cost for families who participate in the BIC program.
Families are responsible for the cost of full price meals served to their child, (Children). Skyward will automatically send notices of negative balances if payment was not made before the meal was purchased. Skylert system will send out notices to families until the balances are paid. Letters from the district will be mailed out to families via email and or U.S. Mail for unpaid balances.
Reminder that BWSD is a cashless operation. All payments must be made through the third-party company contracted with the district, e-Funds. Payments can be made to e-funds by check or credit card. Click on this website 'Payment' tab to learn more about making payments online. Schools sites cannot accept cash, checks or credit card payments. All payments must be made through e-Funds.
Parent Responsibilities For Lunch Debt:
Board Policy 808.1 Lunch Accounts informs parents of the details of what will occur if their child's account becomes delinquent.
If the family household receives government assistance and or is eligible for direct certification by the government, then the family does not need to complete a meal application for the current school year.
Families that are eligible for direct certification will receive a letter from BWSD in August confirming that their child is eligible for free meals in the 2022-2023 school year. The letter will state that they do not need to apply for meal benefits.
BWSD: National School Lunch Program returns for SY 2022-2023. All students not on government assistance will be FULL PRICE meal status UNLESS families apply for benefits. If you feel you may qualify for meal benefits, please go to http://schoolcafe.com & complete a meal application online.
Families must apply for benefits On or After July 1, 2022 to be eligible for benefits in the new school year, 2022-2023 if they would like to receive benefits for Free or Reduced Price meals.
Grace Period: Students Eligible In SY 2019-2020
If a student was enrolled in BWSD and was eligible for Free or Reduced Price meal benefits in SY 2019-2020, their eligibility from SY 2019-2020 will carry over for the Grace Period. They will be given a grace period of 30 days to complete their new meal benefit application for the current school year. Families must still apply for meal benefits for the current school year. The new meal benefit will be effective on the date of submission of the new meal benefit application. It is recommended to complete your application as soon as possible and/or before the grace period ends to continue to receive benefits for the current school year. Any new lunch debt incurred after the Grace Period ends will be the responsibility of the parent to pay the full amount to the school district regardless of the future eligibility status approved.
Example of the Grace Period: If a student was eligible for Reduced Price meals in SY 2019-2020, the student will have a Reduced Price eligibility status only until October 11, 2022. On October 12, the student will be eligible for Paid status for the remainder of the current school year or until the family applies for new meal benefits for the current school year. If a student was not enrolled or eligible for meal benefits in SY 2019-2020, the student will have a Paid eligibility status starting with the first day of school or until the family applies for meal benefits for the current SY.
The new school year will bring back some of the favorite programs that were in place before the Covid Pandemic:
- Meatless Monday Program
- Taste It Tuesday Program
- Ala carte options for 6th grade at HEC
- Ala carte program for Elementary Schools
Food service will provide a variety of meal services to meet the needs of BWSD enrolled students. Parents will be receiving an update of the options with their back to school mail packet.
Click here for Household Letter
Apply For Meal Benefits
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P-EBT Questions: Direct all parent/family/public inquiries to DHS Customer Service Line :
(484 363 2137) or Click Below:
An Official Pennsylvania Government Website
The school district cannot answer any questions on this matter. Everything is handled through the PA Department of Human Services.