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Food Service
The office of Food Services oversees all kitchens in the district. All meals are prepared at the high school’s central kitchen. We serve between 650 and 850 student lunches each day. The staff of four morning cooks and eleven servers and dish handlers is very dedicated. We do offer a choice of peanut butter sandwiches if the menu does not satisfy for kindergarten through fifth grades. Grades six through twelve are offered many a la carte items. As well, they can purchase chips, snack cakes, different beverages and any item on the steam table. We try to make as many things homemade as possible. We take great pride in how our food looks, always keeping good nutrition in mind.

MealPayPlus Information


Jefferson Local Schools’ cafeteria system allows for payments to be made to your student’s lunch account from the MyPaymentsPlus website ( with a credit or debit card(there is a small fee, but that is charged by the company for the processing and the school does not receive that). If you’d prefer not to use the online payment and avoid the fee, you can still send cash or a check with your student to school to be added to their account. After you set up your account, to add your student or students to the account you will need their ID which you can get from the cafeteria,the building secretary, or any report card for your student.  The link to this website can also be found on the school district website on the left hand side.


Once you have your account and student(s) added, when you go to make a payment you can put the money into one of two categories or a combination of both:


Meal – This allows a student to purchase ONLY the meal of the day, but no extras or a la cart items.

General – This allows the student to purchase snacks, a la cart, or the meal of the day.  This option has a lot more flexibility, but a student could spend a lot of money in a short amount of time.


If you are sending cash or a check to school and want it added to a specific category, please attach a note so that the cafeteria knows.


You can set low balance notifications under “Manage Account”,and thenselecting Manage Notifications.  Make sure you check the appropriate categories where you are depositing money.  Some people choose to only put money in the meal category and so they would not want to select to get notifications from the general one.


You can view account balances under “View Balances”.  Please note that new deposits may take up to 48 hrs to show up.  


Jefferson Local Schools does not maintain the MyPaymentsPlus website.  If you need help with the website, they have a “Need Help?” button on the left and have a live chat and FAQ available.  If you have any other questions pertaining to your student’s account, please contact the Food Service Director at 614-879-7681 x2400


Christine Elkins
Food Service Supervisor
[email protected]
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906 West Main Street, West Jefferson, OH 43162
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