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Welcome to Food Services



Gina Kilmer
Food Service Director

Now Hiring!

Food Service Helpers (Substitutes). Please visit the employment webpage for an application.





Cafeteria Corner

2019-20 Prices:

Breakfast K-12 -- $1.75*
Lunch K-12 -- $3.10*

* indicates cost of ordering an entree in addition to a student's free meal, or an a la carte meal (see meal program information below).

MySchoolBucks increases online transaction fee

Port Byron Central School District parents and guardians who use the online payment system MySchoolBucks to manage their child's meal accounts will soon see an increase in the vendor's transaction fee.

Effective Dec. 11, the fee for electronically adding funds to a child's meal account will increase to $2.49 per transaction. The $0.54 increase will help offset credit card processing fees, according to the vendor.

MySchoolBucks allows parents to securely prepay for student meals online, view student purchases, enable low-balance settings, and setup recurring payments so the system will automatically add money to the account when the balance reaches the threshold set. The district partners with the vendor to provide convenience for parents and does not manage or benefit from the program's transaction fees.

Parents and guardians can still make cash or check payments directly to the district's food service department. School cafeteria cashiers can provide balance information to students. 

For questions about the fee increase, please contact MySchoolBucks by phone (855) 832-5226 or email

Information about Port Byron Central School District's food service program

All meals and snacks served at Port Byron Central School meet New York state child nutrition and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines. 

If your child has a food allergy, please notify the School Nurse (ext. 1151 or 1321) so that the district's food service team can prepare a meal according to the student's dietary guidelines.

For product nutritional and allergen information, please contact the Food Service department at ext. 1114.

Free breakfast and lunch meals available for all students

Regardless of family income levels, all A.A. Gates Elementary School students (UPK through sixth grade) and Dana West Junior/Senior High School students (grades 7-12) are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch meals every day.

Here are some facts about the free-meal program:

  • The program is currently offered to students attending both A.A. Gates Elementary School and Dana West Junior/Senior High School.
  • A student, in order to receive breakfast and lunch for free, must accept the full meal with the meal's proper number of components. Breakfast must contain at least three items being served and lunch must contain at least three items being served, including a fruit or vegetable.
  • Additional items, such as milk, ice cream or a double entree (i.e. a second slice of pizza) can be purchased.
  • Juice, milk and additional items can be purchased by students who choose to bring their lunches to school.

Port Byron's food service team each day strives to reduce waste while preparing an adequate number of meals for students. If your child does not wish to participate in the school's free meal program, please contact Port Byron's Food Service Manager Gina Kilmer at ext. 1114 or by email at

Online meal payment system available

Port Byron Central School District parents and guardians can now manage student meal accounts using the online payment service provider MySchoolBucks.

MySchoolBucks allows parents and guardians to securely prepay for student meals and a la carte items online using a credit or debit card, view student purchases and sign-up to receive low-balance alerts.

This online system replaces MyLunchMoney, the point-of-sale system formerly used in Port Byron schools. All MyLunchMoney accounts, including student information, purchase history and profile details were transferred to MySchoolBucks at the end of last school year.

Parents who had active MyLunchMoney accounts last year can use their existing email address and password to access their new MySchoolBucks account. Parents who did not manage a student account with MyLunchMoney can create a free account. 

A free MySchoolBucks app is available for smartphone users and can be downloaded from Apple iTunes (iOS) and Google Play (Android).

Discrimination Complaints

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. 

You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

If you have trouble downloading or accessing any of the PDFs, please contact (315) 776-5728.


Superintendent: Neil O'Brien
Phone: 315.776.5728
Fax: 315.776.4050
Address: 30 Maple Avenue
Port Byron, New York 13140