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Meal Charge Procedure & Prices

The Mount Airy City Schools Child Nutrition program is dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of all students and will assist schools with successful charge collection.
Meal charging is only allowed at B.H. Tharrington Primary School and J.J. Jones Intermediate School.   The maximum allowable charge amount is $10.00. Students with a negative balance exceeding $10.00 will be offered a courtesy meal at no cost until charges are paid in full.  
The courtesy meal consists of the following:
Breakfast: Graham Crackers, Fruit and Milk
Lunch: Toasted Cheese Sandwich, Fruit or Vegetable and Milk
Students with a negative balance, of any amount, will not be allowed to purchase snacks until the negative balance is cleared.
Middle and high school students and adults are not permitted to charge meals.
The meal pattern for National School Lunch has changed.  In order for a school lunch to meet guidelines set forth by USDA each student must choose a fruit or vegetable as part of their menu selections.  Teachers and cafeteria employees will work with students as they adjust to these new guidelines.  We encourage you to also speak with your child to prepare him/her for the new school year.
2017-2018 School Meal Prices
*K-5 LUNCH $2.50
*6-12 LUNCH $2.75
*6-12 BREAKFAST $1.25

*Reduced Price Lunch Grades K-12 = $.40
**Reduced Price Breakfast Grades K-12 =$.30
Jones Intermediate School is a Universal Free Breakfast School! 

BH Tharrington Primary School is a Universal Free Breakfast School!
Breakfast is FREE for all students!  Encourage your child to start the day with a healthy breakfast at school. 

Please go to to set up a parent account.

The School Nutrition Program accepts meal payments. Our online payment plan is a convenient method for placing money on your child's meal account. Additionally, a single transaction can be divided among more than one child's account. Parents will also be able to review what their child is purchasing each day and monitor account balances. Prior to setting up a parent account, the account process requires your child's PowerSchool Student ID Number. This may be obtained from your child's school or teacher by signing the Request for PowerSchool Number for Online Meal Payment Services. For assistance with this service or to set up a parent account please go the link above. If problems, call 1-800-541-8999 and select Option #1. 

This is a popular program that many parents participate in. Please be mindful when parents put money on their students lunch pre pay accounts - it takes 24 hours before it shows up in our school cafeteria system.

Thank you!