Jun 17, 2011 9:23 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish School Board has agreed to look into an agreement with School Payment Solutions that allows parents to pay for student lunches online.
Mary Jumonville, child nutrition coordinating supervisor, said Thursday the school district is in the initial phases of negotiating with the company and she thought it would help parents to see what their children are eating for lunch as well as see what they owe.
The Advocate reports parents would have the opportunity to pay online for a fee of $2.75 per transaction.
Jumonville said the board would have to collect at least $3,000 monthly online to have the system remain feasible to the company, but she did not foresee a problem because the district was collecting $65,000 to $70,000 in total monthly lunch revenues.