PushCoin LogoNew for the 2016/17 School Year CUSD 205 is changing its Point of Sale to a convenient service for funding and monitoring your child’s food service account. The new system, PushCoin, provides many advantages for parents, including:

  1. Mobile-friendly website.
  2. Email notifications when your child makes a purchase or when the account balance is low.
  3. Check your child’s transaction history.
  4. Deposit funds to one student account and use the transfer feature to transfer a portion of the deposit to another student in the same family.

Any lunch balances in the old food service system will be automatically transferred to your student’s new PushCoin account. You will need to establish the parent account to view balances, receive emails and add money to your student’s account online. Parents should set up one account and add each child to the account. We encourage parents to register for an account so you can receive information on your child’s lunch activity, even if you do not plan on funding it online. 

Frequently Asked Questions

If you now receive food stamps or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for your child(ren), your child can receive free meal services.

A foster child may receive free or reduced-price meal services regardless of household income.

If your total household income is the same or less than the amounts on the Income Guidelines, your child(ren) can receive free or reduced-price meal services. Income guidelines are updated yearly and posted by the USDA Food & Nutrition Service. Check here for current guidelines. If in doubt, you may fill out an application and you will be notified of your status.

Applications for free or reduce-price meals may be picked in the school office. Return the completed application to the office or mailed to:

Sally Roberts
℅ Warren CUSD 205
311 S Water St.
Warren, IL 61087

Some students may qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on their household income. Children who do not qualify are required to pay a full price although their meals are still subsidized to some extent.

Multiple persons can have access to the account. You can provide the child’s registration code to another person to add to the child’s account. Each person will be able to view transaction history and receive emails. Each person will only have access to their own funding source (credit card or eCheck).

You have multiple methods for funding your student lunch account with PushCoin:

Electronic check (eCheck) – Preferred – This works by linking your checking account to your lunch account and transferring funds electronically as needed. There is no charge to you to pay by eCheck.

Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) – There is a transaction fee added to your total amount. Parents using a credit card will be notified of the total cost before submitting their transaction and will have the opportunity to cancel and select another funding source. (Once you have added funds to your account, you can transfer funds to additional student accounts without incurring an additional transaction fee).

Check or Cash – You may also fund the account with cash or by writing a check payable to Warren CUSD 205 sent to the school office. Remember to write in the check’s memo: Lunch –Your student’s name. Since cash and checks are processed manually, it may take up to 48 hours for the funds to be applied to your account. If paying with cash, we strongly encourage you to hand deliver the funds to the office and obtain a receipt for your records.

PushCoin only stores abbreviated (aka template) thumb scan data and does not transmit or store pictures of a finger. Parents will be offered a choice during the registration of accepting or declining to participate in the biometric (thumb scan) option. Students that decline to participate in the TouchID option will be looked up by name.

Biometrics (or thumb scan) is just one of the many methods available to schools. TouchID is a popular choice because of its ease of use, security and accuracy. The system only stores abbreviated (aka template) thumb data and does not transmit or store pictures of a finger. For example, law enforcement agencies wouldn’t be able to use the PushCoin TouchID information as it’s not detailed enough for purposes of identification outside a single building. In addition, the TouchID data is deleted 120 days since last use, so if a student stops using this feature, stored thumb information is automatically removed. Information for graduating or withdrawn students is deleted immediately. Parents will be asked during registration if they are participating in the TouchID (thumb scan) option.

Free and Reduced eligibility status is securely and confidentially sent to PushCoin. Families qualifying for free lunch that do not plan on funding their child’s lunch account should still set up an account to receive emails regarding your child’s lunch activity.

No, however, creating a PushCoin account allows you to have email notification of purchases.

Warren CUSD 205 participates in the USDA's National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.

Any child at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Children from families with incomes at or below 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free meals. Those with incomes between 130 percent and 185 percent of the poverty level are eligible for reduced‐price meals, for which students can be charged no more than 40 cents.

Children from families with incomes over 185 percent of poverty pay a full price, though their meals are still subsidized to some extent.

For more information on NSLP at Warren, call the office at 815-745-2653 and talk to Sally Roberts

Frequently Asked Questions

If you now receive food stamps or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for your child(ren), your child can receive free meal services.

A foster child may receive free or reduced-price meal services regardless of household income.

If your total household income is the same or less than the amounts on the Income Guidelines, your child(ren) can receive free or reduced-price meal services. Income guidelines are updated yearly and posted by the USDA Food & Nutrition Service. Check here for current guidelines. If in doubt, you may fill out an application and you will be notified of your status.

Applications for free or reduce-price meals may be picked in the school office. Return the completed application to the office or mailed to:

Sally Roberts
℅ Warren CUSD 205
311 S Water St.
Warren, IL 61087

Some students may qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on their household income. Children who do not qualify are required to pay a full price although their meals are still subsidized to some extent.

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