Welcome to Covington County Schools Child Nutrition Program!

It is the goal of Covington County Schools Child Nutrition Program to provide a variety of healthy choices daily for breakfast and lunch that meet your child's nutritional needs for growth, development, and learning.  We wish to extend to your child a warm welcome to join us for both breakfast and lunch each school day.  Monthly menus are planned centrally in accordance with federal guidelines and distributed to each school site.  Not only do we take care in providing meal choices that offer nutritional balance, but you can also be assured that food safety practices are a part of our everyday lives in the school nutrition program. For your convenience, each school has an automated system to track the payment and purchasing activity of each individual's account.  Prepayment is encouraged because it eliminates the daily handling of money for the child, and reduces the time the student must stand in line waiting, providing them more time to eat.   A La Carte items or other extra food items may be prepaid for the week, month, or even the year at the school.  STARTING JANUARY 2, 2024, ALL STUDENT MEALS (BREAKFAST AND LUNCH) WILL BE FREE, THEREFORE MEAL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT HAVE TO BE FILLED OUT.  The School Nutrition Program is a part of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program and it is designed to safeguard the health and well being of our nation's children, utilizing USDA commodities, and to provide nutritionally adequate meals at affordable prices to all school children.  Breakfast provides 1/4 of the recommended dietary intakes and lunch provides 1/3 of the recommended dietary intakes.  More interesting facts can be found on the National School Lunch Program (NLSP) website.


Pay for student a la carte/extra food items online through MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s account using a credit/debit card.  You can also view recent purchases, check balances, and set-up low balance alerts for FREE!

MySchoolBucks provides:

  • Convenience - Available 24/7 on the web or with the Mobile App for your iPhone, Android or Windows phone!
  • Efficiency - Make payments for all your students, even if they attend different schools within the district.
  • Eliminate the need for your students to take money to school.

  • Control - Set low balance alerts, view account activity, recurring/automatic payments & more!

  • Flexibility - Make payments using credit/debit cards and electronic checks.

  • Security – MySchoolBucks adheres to the highest security standards, including PCI and CISP.

Enrollment is easy!

  1. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account. (click on the link)
  2. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to activate your account.
  3. Add your students using their school name and student ID (You may call your local school for the student ID number).
  4. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check.

A program fee may apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose before you are charged.

  • If you have any questions, contact MySchoolBucks directly:
  • 1-855-832-5226
  • Visit myschoolbucks.com and click on Help/FAQ’s



If you have any questions about our policies (Wellness, Worthless Check, Meal Charge), please contact the Covington County Child Nutrition offices at 334-427-3830 or 334-427-3832. 

Privacy Act Statement: This explains how we will use the information you give us. The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form, AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:

https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

(1)     Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

(3)     Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

*This language was added pursuant to the May 5, 2022, USDA memorandum.  However, the inclusion and applicability of this language is currently under challenge in the matter of The State of Tennessee, et al., v.

USDA, et al., Case No. 3:22-cv-00257, and may be subject to change.

Collection of Race and Ethnicity for School Meal Programs:  The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires all School Meal Program sponsors to collect race and ethnicity data of applicants and participants.  The purpose of this data collection effort is to determine how effectively School Meal Programs are reaching potentially eligible students.  Providing this data is voluntary and all responses will be kept confidential.  Responses have no effect on eligibility.

Language Interpretation and Document Translation Services

Covington County Schools partners with LanguageLine Solutions to provide on-demand and onsite language interpretation and document translation services in over 240 languages. If you are in need of translation or interpretation services in either written or verbal formats, please reach out to the Child Nutrition Program Director, Samantha Carroll, at samantha.carroll@cov.k12.al.us or 334-427-3830 and/or the district EL Teacher, Dana McMath, at dana.mcmath@cov.k12.al.us or 334-427-3823.

Las Escuelas del Condado de Covington se asocian con LanguageLine Solutions para brindar servicios de interpretación de idiomas y traducción de documentos a pedido y en el sitio en más de 240 idiomas. Si necesita servicios de traducción o interpretación en formato escrito o verbal, comuníquese con la directora del programa de nutrición infantil, Samantha Carroll, en samantha.carroll@cov.k12.al.us o al 334-427-3830 y/ o la maestra EL del distrito, Dana McMath, en dana.mcmath@cov.k12.al.us o 334-427-3823.



Samantha Carroll

Child Nutrition Program Director


Leslie Threatt

CNP Bookkeeper/Secretary



1.  What are the meal prices?




Adults (Staff & Visitors) Breakfast $2.50

Adults (Staff) Lunch $3.50

Adults (Visitor) Lunch $3.75

Extra Milk $.50 each

2.  Can I receive a reimbursement of the money on my child's account?

Reimbursement of money on accounts will be honored only when students are leaving the Covington County School System, by withdrawing or graduating or if you have paid ahead and your child is approved for free lunches after the payment was posted.  The cafeteria manager cannot make cash refunds.  Refunds are made by check and processed at the Child Nutrition Program office at the Covington County Board of Education. When your child transfers to another Covington County School, the money on his/her account will be transferred to the cafeteria at that school.