Food Service

MySchoolBucks Program

The GJSD Food Service Department is excited to provide parents this convenient, easy and secure online pre-payment service to deposit money into their child’s school meal account at any time. Participating parents are also able to print out a copy of their child’s eating history report, which shows all dates and times the child purchased a breakfast and/or lunch within the past thirty (30) days.

Register for a new account at (external site).

Free/Reduced School Meal Application

Visit the forms page to download the Free/Reduced Price School Meal Application. Please fill out one form per family, listing all children on one form, as well as what school they attend and their grade level. Applications should be completed and returned to 1 Sir Bills Circle, Johnstown, NY 12095 or to your child’s school building. Questions about free/reduced school meals? Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions sheet on our forms page, or call (518) 762-1875.

Students who receive lunch will be encouraged to take all the items offered for lunch.  They must take at least three of the five items offered when going through the lunch line, and they must take at least one-half cup of fruit or one-half cup of vegetable.

Lunch Charge Procedures

Elementary Schools
Elementary students are limited to three (3) charged lunches. After three (3) lunches have been charged and the student account is negative, that student will receive the alternate lunch until the balance is paid.  The school will call the family to alert them to the negative account balance.  Families can pay the balance online at or can bring payment in the form of cash or check to the school.

Junior High School
Junior High students are not allowed to charge lunches. If a student does not have money for lunch on their account, they will be sent to the office to call home and notify their parents. They will receive a ‘token’ to allow them to receive lunch for that day only, and that meal is charged to their account and must be brought current as soon as possible.

High School
High school students are not allowed to charge meals.

Breakfast meals
District wide, breakfast meal charges are not allowed. Breakfast meals have to be paid for either with cash or charged against a student account that has a positive balance.

Please check your child’s balance on (external site) or call the food service office (762-1875) if you have any questions regarding account balances.