HUBER HEIGHTS – A new technology available to St. Peter School allows parents to easily balance school meal payments while tracking what their children are purchasing in the school cafeteria.
K12PaymentCenter.com offers parents many new and helpful features. These resources include enhanced monitoring options for managing low account balances. The technology gives parents the ability to set low balance notifications for any desired amount. Another prominent feature is K12 Payment Center’s secure access available 24/7 for parents to see their child’s entire purchasing history. This allows parents to gain some insight on the kind of food choices their child is making in the cafeteria. “Good nutrition is essential to learning. If parents stay involved with nutrition the way they do with grades, it benefits the child,” says Joanne Blaul, child nutrition director for St. Peter School.
“The childhood obesity epidemic has made school nutrition a front page issue. It makes sense for parents to monitor what their kids are eating,” says Jeff Flynn Meals Plus Vice President. “Anything that makes it easier for them to do that is a step in the right direction.”
The Child Nutrition Services, a non-profit operation employing five people, operates one cafeteria in St. Peter serving over 300 meals per day. We operate the National School Lunch Program our schools. In conjunction with providing healthy, nutritious meals at a reasonable cost, we provide nutrition education for students as we seek to introduce our students to healthier meal time choices for a better way of life.
The K12 Payment Center website was developed by Education Management Systems, Inc. (EMS), a K-12 administrative software company headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina. EMS develops, distributes, and supports school accounting and food service management software in schools throughout the United States. For more information, parents can visit K12PaymentCenter.com online for facts on the program, tutorials and more.
Reach St. Peter School at 937-233-8710.