Electronic Payments for School Meals
The meal pre-payment website for Kingsport City School Nutrition Services is now available. Please visit
to check low balances, monitor purchases, and deposit funds via bank account or credit card.
There is a $2.00 fee per transaction. If you have not used this service before, you will be required to set up an account. Call (423) 378.2113 to receive your student’s ID number (required when setting up your account and different from the student pin number used at school), email Andria Ball at email@example.com, or contact the school cafeteria. There is no charge or account deposit required to monitor purchases, check balances, or receive low balance notices via email.
Parents may still deposit money into their students account by sending cash or a check to school. Checks should be made out to the school cafeteria name. For example, parents of students at Dobyns-Bennett High School will write checks to D-B Cafeteria and include their students pin number on the check's memo line.
Federal Free/Reduced Meal Applications
To apply for free or reduced school meals, download the English or Spanish forms below. Completed applications can be faxed to (423) 378.2109 or can be turned in to your child’s school cafeteria/office or brought to School Nutrition Services/Central Office at 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 200, Kingsport, TN 37660.
There are no charged meals in the high school.
Elementary / Middle School
There is no legal recognition of charged meals by federal auditors. However, since there are occasional instances of insufficient funds, students shall be allowed to charge a meal as defined in the Kingsport City Schools (KCS) administrative procedures.
Parents/Guardians are expected to reimburse KCS for charged meals.
Meal Charge Procedures:
The meal is defined as the federally funded meal on the day insufficient funds occurs. This excludes all ala carte items.
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