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Lunch Information

Elizabeth Hord
Student Nutrition Director

The Kenton County School District Student Nutrition Department strives to provide all students with delicious, nutritionally balanced, low-cost, or free meals every school day.  Adequate nutrition is critical to the proper growth and cognitive development of children.  Breakfast and lunches that meet nutrition requirements set by the National School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program are provided every school day to ensure that all students are prepared to receive their world class education.    


The Kenton County School District will continue to provide students with free breakfast and lunch for the 2021-2022 school year, regardless of income. However, it is imperative that if your household would qualify for free- or reduced-price meals, you still complete the Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Application for all students in your household. By filling out this form, your child may receive additional benefits, and the number of applications approved can affect how much funding schools receive to meet academic benchmarks.


MyPaymentsPlus is being replaced by MySchoolBucks

Easily pay for school meals online this year! Create your free MySchoolBucks account to conveniently and securely add money to your student’s meal account online or with the mobile app.

With MySchoolBucks you’ll be able to view cafeteria purchases, check your student’s balance, receive low balance alerts and pay for school meals from anywhere!

Get Started Today:

  1. Go to or download the mobile app
  2. Create your free account and add your students using their school name / student ID
  3. Add funds using your credit / debit card or electronic check
    Note: For each transaction, you will be charged a program fee of $2.75*
  4. Set up automatic payments and never forget to send in lunch money again

If you need assistance with your account, you can find helpful how-to videos and answers to commonly asked questions by visiting Or, you can contact MySchoolBucks directly by logging into your account to start a chat conversation or give them a call at (855) 832-5226.


*In recent years the district has been able to absorb the cost of fees on behalf of families for making online payments, but due to a change in our food service technology system and an overall increase in costs to operate the National School Lunch Program we are unable to continue to do so at this time. We do hope to be able to resume this practice at some point in the future while continually working to provide quality meals to all students. Thank you for your understanding. Please remember that students are always welcome to add money to their lunch accounts with no associated fees by simply bringing cash or check to school. The fee for online payments will be a flat fee not dependent on the amount of money added to your student's lunch account, therefore to minimize the impact of this fee we suggest the following options:

  • If it is possible for your family, you may increase the amount you deposit in to your student's account when utilizing the online payments, minimizing the number of fees.
  • Send cash or check with your student to be deposited into their account.


Please note that there is no charge for accessing all other features of the online system. You will be able to monitor the deposits as they occur, account balance, as well as review your child's purchase history.

Student Nutrition Contact List

Director of Student Nutrition Elizabeth Hord (859) 957-2659
Administrative Assistant Paula Hauck (859) 957-2687
System Coordinator Monica Trattles (859) 308-2800
Systems/Operations Coordinator Jenny Notton (859) 957-0390
Beechgrove Sherry Winters (859) 371-1636 x6357
Caywood Karen Fry (859) 341-7062 x6837
Dixie Heights Jessie Purnell (859) 426-4913
Ft. Wright Sarah Epure (859) 331-7742 x21620
Hinsdale Karen Woods (859) 341-8226 x6914
Kenton Amy Williams  (859) 960-0008 x5320
Piner Tracey Collins  (859) 356-0583 x5014
River Ridge Lynita Bachman (859) 957-0538
Ryland Gina Holtkamp  (859) 356-9270
Scott Elissa Baker (859) 960-1607
Simon Kenton Diana Hankinson (859) 960-0176
Summit View Nana Rogers (859) 363-8914
Taylor Mill Ronda Gunn (859) 356-2566
Turkey Foot Karen Schmitz (859) 957-0383
Twenhofel Tara Butler  (859) 356-5559 x6205
White's Tower Michelle Beetem (859) 356-0471 x6714
Woodland Sharee Duncan (859) 960-1735



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