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We look forward to a great year of feeding nutritious and delicious meals to your children to support them in performing their best in school!

--The price of lunches is $2.75 (or $0.40 or free for those who qualify) at the elementary schools and Full Day Kindergarten and $3.00 (or $0.40 or free for those who qualify) at the middle and high schools.

--Students will be asked to take at least one fruit or vegetable with each lunch meal they take.

--We offer breakfasts each morning for students and staff. Breakfasts are $1.25 (or $.30 or free for those who qualify). Breakfast kick starts your child’s brain and gets students ready to learn. This year each student who buys breakfast will need to choose at least one of the fruits or juices that are offered every day as part of the meal. Daily selections include 100% fruit juice, fruit & milk, along with various entrees including scrambled eggs, soft bagels, and tasty cereals.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Food Services, please contact: Sarah Coughlin, School Nutrition & Food Services Director at 781-848-4000 x7045 or sarah.coughlin@braintreeschools.org.  
 


 

2018-2019 Free & Reduced Lunch Information

Frequently Asked Questions About Free & Reduced Price School Meals

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Children need healthy meals to learn. Braintree Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.25; lunch costs $2.75 at the Elementary level and $3.00 at the Middle and High School level. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch. This packet includes an application for free or reduced price meal benefits, and a set of detailed instructions. Below are some common questions and answers to help you with the application process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can get free or reduced price meals?

  • All children in households receiving benefits from MA SNAP, MA TAFDC, or specific categories of Medicaid are eligible for free meals.
  • Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals.
  • Children participating in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals.
  • Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals.
  • Children may receive free or reduced price meals if your household’s income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals if your household income falls at or below the limits on this chart. 

Federal Eligibility Income Chart For School Year 2018-2019:

Household size

Yearly

Monthly

Weekly

1

$22,459

$1,872

$432

2

30,451

2,538

586

3

38,443

3,204

740

4

46,435

3,870

893

5

54,427

4,536

1,047

6

62,419

5,202

1,201

7

70,411

5,868

1,355

8

78,403

6,534

1,508

Each additional person:

+7,992

+666

+154

How do I know if my children qualify as homeless, migrant or runaway?

Do the members of your household lack a permanent address? Are you staying together in a shelter, hotel, or other temporary housing arrangement? Does your family relocate on a seasonal basis? Are any children living with you who have chosen to leave their prior family or household? If you believe children in your household meet these descriptions and haven’t been told your children will get free meals, please call or e-mail Jennifer Fay, 781-380-0130, jennifer.fay@braintreeschools.org.

Do I need to fill out an application for each child? 

No. Use one Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application for all students in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. Return the completed application to: Braintree School Nutrition Services, Sarah Coughlin, 128 Town Street, Braintree, MA 02184.

Should I fill out an application if I received a letter this school year saying my children are already approved for free meals?

No, but please read the letter you got carefully and follow the instructions. If any children in your household were missing from your eligibility notification, contact Sarah Coughlin, School Food & Nutrition Services, 128 Town Street Braintree, MA 02184, 781-848-4000 ext. 7045 or sarah.coughlin@braintreeschools.org immediately.

My child's application was approved last year.  Do I need to fill out a new one? 

Yes.  Your child’s application is only good for that school year and for the first few days of this school year.  You must send in a new application unless the school told you that your child is eligible for the new school year. 

I get WIC.  Can my children get free meals?   

Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced price meals.  Please send in a completed application.

Will the information I give be checked?

Yes. We may also ask you to send written proof of the household income you report.

If I don’t qualify now, may I apply later?

Yes, you may apply at any time during the school year.  For example, children with a parent or guardian who becomes unemployed may become eligible for free and reduced price meals if the household income drops below the income limit.

What if I disagree with the school’s decision about my application?

You should talk to school officials. Contact Sarah Coughlin at 781-848-4000 x7045 or sarah.coughlin@braintreeschools.org. You also may ask for a hearing by calling or writing to: Ed Cronin, Business Manager, 348 Pond St., Braintree, MA 02184, 781-794-8482, or edward.cronin@braintreeschools.org.

May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen?

Yes. You, your children, or other household members do not have to be U.S. citizens to apply for free or reduced price meals. 

What if my income is not always the same?

List the amount that you normally receive. For example, if you normally make $1000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only made $900, put down that you made $1000 per month.  If you normally get overtime, include it, but do not include it if you only work overtime sometimes.  If you have lost a job or had your hours or wages reduced, use your current income.

What if some household members have no income to report?   

Household members may not receive some types of income we ask you to report on the application, or may not receive income at all. Whenever this happens, please write a 0 in the field. However, if any income fields are left empty or blank, those will also be counted as zeroes. Please be careful when leaving income fields blank, as we will assume you meant to do so.

We are in the military. Do we report our income differently?

Your basic pay and cash bonuses must be reported as income. If you get any cash value allowances for off-base housing, food, or clothing, or receive Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance payments, it must also be included as income. However, if your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance as income. Any additional combat pay resulting from deployment is also excluded from income.

What if there isn't enough space on the application for my family?   

List any additional household members on a separate piece of paper, and attach it to your application. Contact Sarah Coughlin, School Food & Nutrition Services, 128 Town Street, Braintree, MA 02184 at 781-848-4000 ext. 7045 or sarah.coughlin@braintreeschools.org to receive a second application.

My family needs more help. Are there other programs we might apply for?

To find out how to apply for MA SNAP or other assistance benefits, contact your local assistance office or call the MA SNAP Hotline at 1-866-950-3663.

If you have other questions or need help, call 781-848-4000 ext. 7045 or email sarah.coughlin@braintreeschools.org.

Sincerely,
Sarah Coughlin M.Ed, RD, LDN, SNS
School Nutrition Director
August 9, 2018


The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information requested in order to verify your children’s eligibility for free or reduced price meals. If you do not provide the information or provide incomplete information, your children may no longer receive free or reduced price meals. Pursuant to Section of 7 of the Privacy Act, disclosure of your Social Security number is not required. We do not need and are not requesting any Social Security numbers that may appear on documents you submit.



Non-Discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

“In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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: (202) 690-7442; or

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

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Free & Reduced Price Meals Application Instructions

HOW TO APPLY FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS Word doc

Please use these instructions to help you fill out the application for free or reduced price school meals. You only need to submit one application per household, even if your children attend more than one school in Braintree Public Schools. The application must be filled out completely to certify your children for free or reduced price school meals. Please follow these instructions in order! Each step of the instructions is the same as the steps on your application. If at any time you are not sure what to do next, please contact Sarah Coughlin, School Nutrition Director at 781-848-4000 ext. 7045 or sarah.coughlin@braintreeschools.org. 

PLEASE USE A PEN (NOT A PENCIL) WHEN FILLING OUT THE APPLICATION AND DO YOUR BEST TO PRINT CLEARLY.

STEP 1: LIST ALL HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS WHO ARE INFANTS, CHILDREN, AND STUDENTS UP TO AND INCLUDING GRADE 12

Tell us how many infants, children, and school students live in your household. They do NOT have to be related to you to be a part of your household.

Who should I list here? When filling out this section, please include ALL members in your household who are:

  • Children age 18 or under AND are supported with the household’s income;
  • In your care under a foster arrangement, or qualify as homeless, migrant, or runaway youth;
  • Students attending Braintree Public Schools regardless of age

A) List each child’s name. Print each child’s name. Use one line of the application for each child. When printing names, write one letter in each box. Stop if you run out of space. If there are more children present than lines on the application, attach a second piece of paper with all required information for the additional children.

B) Is the child a student at Braintree Public Schools? Mark ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ under the column titled “Student” to tell us which children attend Braintree Public Schools.  If you marked ‘Yes,’ write the grade level of the student in the ‘Grade’ column to the right.

C) Do you have any foster children? If any children listed are foster children, mark the “Foster Child” box next to the child’s name.  If you are ONLY applying for foster children, after finishing STEP 1, go to STEP 4.

Foster children who live with you may count as members of your household and should be listed on your application. If you are applying for both foster and non-foster children, go to step 3. 

D) Are any children homeless, migrant, or runaway? If you believe any child listed in this section meets this description, mark the “Homeless, Migrant, Runaway” box next to the child’s name and complete all steps of the application.

STEP 2: DO ANY HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS CURRENTLY PARTICIPATE IN SNAP, TANF, OR FDPIR?

If anyone in your household (including you) currently participates in one or more of the assistance programs listed below, your children are eligible for free school meals:

  • The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or MA Department of Transitional Assistance.
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR).

A)  If no one in your household participates in any of the above listed programs:  

  • Leave STEP 2 blank and go to STEP 3.

B)  If anyone in your household participates in any of the above listed programs:

  • Write the Agency ID for SNAP, TANF, or FDPIR. You only need to provide one Agency ID. If you participate in one of these programs and do not know your Agency ID, contact: MA Department of Transitional Assistance at 877-382-2363.
  • Go to STEP 4.

STEP 3: REPORT INCOME FOR ALL HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS

How do I report my income?

  • Use the charts titled “Sources of Income for Adults” and “Sources of Income for Children,”  printed on the back side of the application form to determine if your household has income to report.
  •  Report all amounts in GROSS INCOME ONLY. Report all income in whole dollars. Do not include cents.
    • Gross income is the total income received before taxes.
    • Many people think of income as the amount they “take home” and not the total, “gross” amount. Make sure that the income you report on this application has NOT been reduced to pay for taxes, insurance premiums, or any other amounts taken from your pay.
  • Write a “0” in any fields where there is no income to report. Any income fields left empty or blank will also be counted as a zero. If you write ‘0’ or leave any fields blank, you are certifying (promising) that there is no income to report. If local officials suspect that your household income was reported incorrectly, your application will be investigated.
  • Mark how often each type of income is received using the check boxes to the right of each field.

3.A. REPORT INCOME EARNED BY CHILDREN

A)  Report all income earned or received by children. Report the combined gross income for ALL children listed in STEP 1 in your household in the box marked “Child Income.” Only count foster children’s income if you are applying for them together with the rest of your household.

What is Child Income? Child income is money received from outside your household that is paid DIRECTLY to your children. Many households do not have any child income.

3.B  REPORT INCOME EARNED BY ADULTS

Who should I list here?

  • When filling out this section, please include ALL adult members in your household who are living with you and share income and expenses, even if they are not related and even if they do not receive income of their own.
  • Do NOT include:
    • People who live with you but are not supported by your household’s income AND do not contribute income to your household.
    • Infants, Children and students already listed in STEP 1.

B) List adult household members’ names. Print the name of each household member in the boxes marked “Names of Adult Household Members (First and Last).” Do not list any household members you listed in STEP 1. If a child listed in STEP 1 has income, follow the instructions in STEP 3, part A.

C) Report earnings from work. Report all income from work in the “Earnings from Work” field on the application. This is usually the money received from working at jobs. If you are a self-employed business or farm owner, you will report your net income.

What if I am self-employed? Report income from that work as a net amount. This is calculated by subtracting the total operating expenses of your business from its gross receipts or revenue.

D) Report income from public assistance/child support/alimony. Report all income that applies in the “Public Assistance/Child Support/Alimony” field on the application. Do not report the cash value of any public assistance benefits NOT listed on the chart. If income is received from child support or alimony, only report court-ordered payments. Informal but regular payments should be reported as “other” income in the next part.

E) Report income from pensions/retirement/all other income. Report all income that applies in the “Pensions/Retirement/ All Other Income” field on the application.

F) Report total household size. Enter the total number of household members in the field “Total Household Members (Children and Adults).” This number MUST be equal to the number of household members listed in STEP 1 and STEP 3. If there are any members of your household that you have not listed on the application, go back and add them. It is very important to list all household members, as the size of your household affects your eligibility for free and reduced price meals.

G) Provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number. An adult household member must enter the last four digits of their Social Security Number in the space provided. You are eligible to apply for benefits even if you do not have a Social Security Number. If no adult household members have a Social Security Number, leave this space blank and mark the box to the right labeled “Check if no SSN.”

STEP 4: CONTACT INFORMATION AND ADULT SIGNATURE 

All applications must be signed by an adult member of the household. By signing the application, that household member is promising that all information has been truthfully and completely reported. Before completing this section, please also make sure you have read the privacy and civil rights statements on the back of the application.

A) Provide your contact information. Write your current address in the fields provided if this information is available. If you have no permanent address, this does not make your children ineligible for free or reduced price school meals. Sharing a phone number, email address, or both is optional, but helps us reach you quickly if we need to contact you.

B) Print and sign your name and write today’s date. Print the name of the adult signing the application and that person signs in the box “Signature of adult.”

C) Mail Completed Form to:  Insert School/District address here

D) Share children’s racial and ethnic identities (optional). On the back of the application, we ask you to share information about your children’s race and ethnicity. This field is optional and does not affect your children’s eligibility for free or reduced price school meals.

 

 

Free & Reduced Price Meals Application, Sharing Information & I Speak Statements

Braintree School Food and Nutrition Frequently Asked Questions

Braintree School Food and Nutrition

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: What is included in my child’s breakfast or lunch?

A: Braintree School Food Services is a part of the National School Lunch Program, which regulates school meals to ensure that all children receive the healthy foods they need.  As such, students are required to take certain items in order to make a complete meal.  Each day at breakfast students are offered grains, fruit, milk and a protein food. Additionally, every day at lunch, students are offered grains, fruits, vegetables, protein foods and milk. Students must choose at least three of these items for a complete breakfast or lunch.

Note: Those students who do not select at least three of the required components will be charged for each item selected rather than for the price of a meal. Individual items are not a part of free and reduced meal prices, so these students would be responsible for payment of these items as well.

Q: What are the meal prices for the 2018-2019 school year?

A: The cost of breakfast is $1.25 at all school levels.  At the elementary schools, lunch costs $2.75.  High School and Middle School lunches are $3.00, with the exception of salad bar, which is $3.25.

Q: My family qualifies for free or reduced lunch, will other children be able to tell?

A: No. All of this information is contained within the schools’ point of sale systems. Transactions are completed using student ID numbers, so other students will not be able to identify those receiving free or reduced lunch.

Q: My child qualifies for free or reduced lunch, does this mean that all items are free or reduced?

A: No.  Those students who qualify for free or reduced lunch are eligible for one breakfast and one lunch at the free and reduced price daily.  Any other purchases including second lunches or the purchase of a la carte items will be charged to your child’s account.

Q: How can I add money to my child’s account?

A: Payments made by check or cash can be sent to your child’s school lunchroom at any time or you can use the self addressed colored envelope included in the August mailing. If submitting a check for prepayment, please write your child’s full name in the memo line so that the money can be deposited into the correct account. Checks can be made out to Braintree School Food Services.  Lost cash cannot be tracked back to your child, so if you would like to submit prepayment in cash, please consider sending it in a labeled envelope.  Additionally, students may bring in money and make purchases on a day to day basis.

Q: Can payments be made online?

A: Yes!  Online payments are encouraged and can be made by creating an account at  www.myschoolbucks.com.  In order to create the account you will need your child’s student ID number.  Student ID numbers can be found on the address label used for the School Food Service summer mailing, or on the class schedules of middle and high school students. By having money in each child’s account prior to entering the cafeteria, we find the lunch lines move along much faster so your child has more time to eat and be with friends.  This service also provides parents the ability to view your child’s account balance, transaction history and receive low balance e-mail notifications through the www.myschoolbucks.com website. 

Q: How much money should I deposit so that my child has enough money for a month’s worth of lunches?

A: The below prices are for a full 4 weeks of meals

            Elementary ($1.25 for breakfast, $2.75 for lunch):

                        20 Breakfasts: $25.00
                        20 Lunches: $55.00
                        Total for 20 days breakfast and lunch: $80.00

            Middle and High School ($1.25 for breakfast, $3.00 for lunch):

                        20 Breakfasts: $25.00
                        20 Lunches @ $3.00: $60.00
                        Total for 20 days breakfast and lunch: $85.00

Q: Will negative balances be forgiven at the end of the school year?

A: No.  Both positive and negative balances will carry over to the next school year. If your child graduates or transfers to another school district any negative balances must be paid. If you wish to have a positive balance refunded you must send a letter with your name, your child’s name, reason for requesting a refund and an address where the refund can be sent to the Food & Nutrition Services office at the address listed above. Positive account balances can also be transferred to siblings upon request.  

If you have any questions about these services or wish to learn your child’s ID number, please feel free to contact my office at 781-848-4000 x7045 or sarah.coughlin@braintreeschools.org.

Best Regards,
Sarah Coughlin, MEd, RD, LDN, SNS
Director, Food & Nutrition Services

EFC-Braintree School Lunch Charge Policy

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The purpose of this policy is to establish age appropriate procedures allowing meal charges so students will not be denied access to a meal during the school day.

Responsibilities

Food & Nutrition Services will be responsible for maintaining accurate charge records and notifying the parent/guardian as well as the school district of any outstanding balances.

Parents/guardians and students will receive forms for Free and Reduced Price School Meals and prepayment information from the Food & Nutrition Services prior to the start of the school year. Those forms will also available at each school’s main office, in each House Office at BHS, and online at www.braintreeschools.org

Students will be told by the cashier when their balance is getting low. Parents will be notified of a low or negative account balance either by e-mail or, at the elementary level by printed letters (“charge notes”) sent home with the student. These notes will be generated by the Food & Nutrition Services Department and will be given to a child’s homeroom teacher to be distributed.

High School Students

Students at BHS will not be allowed to charge any food service purchases resulting in a negative account balance, unless otherwise arranged through the food service director. If a student needs to charge, he or she must contact the Director of Food & Nutrition Services, and the parent/guardian of the student will be notified that day that the student has charged a meal. The student will be provided a meal of their choice that day, but will not be allowed to charge any ala carte purchases.

Middle and Elementary Students

Students at the middle and elementary levels are not allowed to charge any ala carte or snack items which would result in a negative lunch account balance. Charging for reimbursable meals is also strongly discouraged. However, students may charge up to five (5) meals if needed. If a student has money to pay for a lunch that day, even if a charge is owed, a meal of the child’s choice will be provided that day. Attempts may be made to contact parents/guardians via e-mail, phone calls or “charge notes” when a student has a large outstanding balance. Any payments that come in to the kitchen will be applied to outstanding lunch balance before a student will be allowed to purchase ala carte items. If a student brings in payment for a meal, and that student has a negative balance on their account, any change from that payment will be applied to the outstanding meal balance instead of being given back to the student.

Collections

If repeated attempts are made to contact a parent/guardian of a student who owes money, and those attempts do not result in payment of the meal debt, the Director or Manager may notify the Principal at the child’s school. The Principal or his/her designee will then also reach out to the Parent/Guardian to attempt to collect payment.

All attempts at collecting school meal debt may also include encouragement for the Parent/Guardian to complete a Free or Reduced Price School Meals application, and paperwork may be sent home for completion.

In early May, the Administrative Assistants in each House at the high school will be given a list of senior students who owe school meal debt. The debt must be paid prior to graduation. Any student who has positive balances upon graduation may be contacted so they may request a refund or request that the funds be transferred to a younger sibling.

Wellness Committee

How do I join the Braintree Public Schools Wellness Policy Committee?

The Braintree Public Schools Wellness Committee is a subcommittee of the Braintree Alliance for Safe and Healthy Youth (BASHY).

BASHY meets four times per school year and the Wellness Policy Committee may have meetings in addition to the BASHY meetings.

The mission of BASHY is to provide a community wide effort to support both school and community programs and projects which promote comprehensive school health and human services including: health education, tobacco, alcohol and other drug prevention, a safe and healthy environment, nutrition and wellness.

At the meetings we discuss what is happening in Braintree Public Schools and the community in regards to these topics. We review program goals, objectives and activities, monitor program effectiveness and provide input for program development and improvement. Each year we plan a parent/guardian educational evening called, “Making a Difference.”

Students, Parents, teachers, food service professionals, health professionals, administrators, and all interested community members are invited to join BASHY and/or the Wellness Policy Committee.

Members of the Wellness Policy Committee will collaborate to develop, implement, monitor and review the Wellness Policy.

If you are interested in joining the Wellness Policy Committee and/or attending BASHY meetings, please contact Melonie Bennett, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., Director of Physical Education and Health (K-12) at melonie.bennett@braintreeschools.org


 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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: (202) 690-7442; or

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

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

School Nutrition Worker Substitutes Needed

  • Looking for individuals with passion for food and health of the students we serve.
  • It is preferred that substitutes are available to work school days Monday- Friday between the hours of 9:00am-1:30 pm, with occasional opportunities to work beginning as early as 7:30am
  • Substitutes may be called to work at any of the schools served by Braintree School Food Service
  • Individual must be able to fill in for pre-planned absences and for short-notice/day-of absences. Calls are made for pre-planned days in advance of the day needed, calls are made at approximately 7:30am for substitutes that are needed that day.
  • Most shifts begin around 8:30 am, and end around 1:00pm or 1:30pm.
  • Pay will be $12.00 per hour.
  • Individuals interested in this position should apply online

School Nutrition Substitute Worker Job Description

Braintree Public Schools Job DescriptionTitle: School Nutrition Substitute worker

Terms of Employment: Shifts may range from 2 TO 6 hours per day Braintree Public Schools –As assigned by Food Service Director

Qualifications:

  • Willing and able to be trained in the following areas: basic nutrition, sanitation, and use of equipment
  • Mathematical and clerical ability to record amount of food produced, inventory and to operate a computer for lunch charges
  • Able to work in an efficient, courteous, and cooperative manner with the staff and student population
  • Able to communicate positively and effectively in a team environment
  • Able to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Possess the ability to stand, reach, lift, carry, bend, kneel, climb, push, and pull items weighing up to 50 lbs. Able to stand or walk 100% of the workday
  • Food safety and sanitation certificate preferred

Reports To: Kitchen Manager, Food Service Director

Job Goal: To serve the students and staff of Braintree Public Schools nutritious, safe, and attractive meals in a friendly and efficient manner.

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Serve meals to students and staff:
    • Ensure safe and proper portioning of food
    • Make sure that all intended reimbursable meals include the required food items on the tray
  • Use proper food handling techniques (hand washing methods, gloves, and hair restraints) as needed
  • Refill serving line as needed between lunches
  • Assist in end of day clean up, including but not limited to: washing/sanitizing pots, pans, dishes, silverware, tables, and all other equipment as necessary
  • Interact in a professional and courteous way with the students and staff. Report any problems to the Kitchen Manager.
  • The Food Service Worker is responsible for all assigned aspects of meal production, service, sanitation, and safety.
  • Perform any and all other tasks as assigned by Kitchen Manager or Food Service Director

You may also be asked to fill in for other staff in the kitchen whose duties may involve:

  • Preparing food for meal service following the menu, using standardized recipes
  • Operating equipment in a safe manner (equipment includes, but is not limited to: convection ovens, steamers, steam-jacketed kettles, steam tables, tilting skillets, microwave ovens, ranges, and slicers)
  • Following food safety and sanitation guidelines:
    • Ensure that all food, dry goods, and chemicals are handled and stored appropriately
    • Date, rotate, and discard all appropriate food items
    • Monitor the temperature of food as it passes through storage, production, and service
    • Ensure that the kitchen and cafeteria are sanitized and organized
    • Make sure that all equipment, dishware, and utensils are sanitized

Updated 9-21-17