Pursuing excellence in student nutrition, one bite at a time.
Online Meal Prepayments
Knox County Schools Nutrition Department accepts online payments through K12paymentcenter.com.
Beginning August 1, 2019, K12PaymentCenter will use a variable convenience fee for meal payments over $95 made to your student’s account.
For payments up to $95, the convenience fee will remain at $1.95. For payments over $95, the convenience fee will be 3.99% of the total amount. Additionally, customers will now have the option of using electronic checks, which offers a convenience fee of $0.95 regardless of the amount paid.
Please note: Knox County Schools Nutrition Department does NOT receive any portion of the convenience fee.
Students: Faculty: Breakfast, Reduced $0.30 Breakfast $2.00 Breakfast, Paid $1.75 Lunch $3.25 Lunch, Reduced $0.40 Visitor: Lunch, Paid ES $2.50 Breakfast $2.25 Lunch, Paid MS/HS $2.75 Lunch $3.75
Community Eligibility Program
Select Knox County schools will be taking part in the Community Eligibility Program during the 19-20 school year. What this means is that students attending a participating school will be offered both breakfast and lunch meals at no charge, regardless of eligibility status. For a complete listing of schools, please click here.
Free & Reduced Applications
We are slowly moving away from paper applications for Free & Reduced. This year we will begin to offer a limited number of paper applications in order to offer more efficient and speedier application processing. To apply,go to lunchapplication.com.
- A letter with more information will be sent to you. If you have not received a letter, please contact your student's school office for one.
- If your student attends a school participating in the Community Eligibility Program, you will not have to fill out a traditional Free & Reduced application as you have in prior years. If you have a student attending a non-participating school, you will need to complete a Free & Reduced application.
Brett FosterExecutive DirectorAndrew Johnson BuildingSuite 308(865) 594-3640 Office(865) 594-1203 Fax
Rita TeffetellerSenior Field CoordinatorAndrew Johnson BuildingSuite 303(865) 594-2976 Office