Welcome to the Food Services Website for Maynard Public Schools.

Scroll down to bottom to download Cafeteria Charge Policy

Apply for Free or Reduced School Meals (breakfast and lunch)

If your student qualified for free or reduced meals last year, and you do not receive a letter informing you of your meal status, 
you must fill out a Free/Reduced Meals Application before October 10, 2018 to qualify for free or reduced meals for the current school year.  

Apply online now, it is quicker and easier than the traditional paper application.  


If you are not able to apply online, paper applications are available in the school offices.
Applications are available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Families may submit a new application at any time during the school year if their financial or family circumstances change.

Please note:  Not all items available to students in the cafeteria are included in the price of a meal.  You may be responsible for additional charges, even if your student qualifies for Free or Reduced meals.  See the link to Cafeteria Pricing at the top for more details.

Charging Policy 

Parents and Guardians may send in payment as often as they wish for their student's cafeteria account to Green Meadow, Fowler, or Maynard High School.  

Checks should be made out to Maynard Food Service with the student(s) name written in the check memo.  

Parents and Guardians can monitor cafeteria transactions (payments and purchases) by signing up for MySchoolBucks.com.

The Maynard School Food Service has implemented an “Account Hold” policy.   The policy is as follows:


Any student who has a NEGATIVE cafeteria balance of $10 or more will NOT be allowed to charge any further food or drink during in the cafeteria.  They will be offered an alternative lunch of a Cheese Sandwich or Peanut Butter Sandwich.

Any student with a NEGATIVE balance who can not pay cash, will be given a cheese sandwich with a cold milk or juice.

All parent complaints on the matter of charges will be handled by the manager within twenty-four (24) hours of receiving the complaint. 

The food service director will assist in solving any issue as quickly as possible.

Download the entire Charge Policy at the bottom of this page.


Any questions please contact Heather Shastany at  978-897-6100 or hshastany@maynard.k12.ma.us 


Refund Policy 

Any student leaving the Maynard Public Schools with a positive balance left on their Cafeteria account may receive a refund.  A Parent/Guardian must submit a refund request in writing (letter or email) to Colleen Andrade, stating the following:

  •  Student(s) name
  •  The amount to be refunded
  •  Name of person the check should be made out to
  •  Address to send payment

If a leaving student has a sibling still attending Maynard Public Schools, any positive balance may be added to that sibling's Cafeteria account.

For questions about free or reduced meals, contact:

Colleen Andrade
Administrative Assistant
Maynard Public Schools Business Office
(978) 897-8251

MySchoolBucks.com is a great free website!
If you child eats breakfast or lunch at school, we suggest you sign up.  

MySchoolBucks.com will show you:
  • what meals your child selects at school
  • what is being charged to your cafeteria account
  • payments made towards your account 

You may also make a meal payment* on this website, although we don't require you to pay online if you sign up.  We always accept payment at the schools.

       *There is a $1.95 fee charged per payment.  For example, if you have 3 children and put $10 on each of their Cafeteria accounts, your total will be $31.95.

 To sign up, c
lick on MySchoolBucks.com. 
  • fill in the requested information and click Create Account
  • click Continue to Add Student to add a child
  • OR click on My User Profile under your name then click on Add Student under the My Students section
  • submit the requested student information
  • the Student ID you need is the student LASID number which can be provided by the school's office

Check out these handy videos to find answers to some common My School Bucks questions. 

For questions about the food service program and policies, contact:
Food Services Manager
Heather Shastany *

(978) 897 6100
Colleen Andrade,
Aug 21, 2018, 8:12 AM
Colleen Andrade,
Aug 21, 2018, 8:12 AM
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