Product Release: Auto Update 145 is Now Available!

New School Menu Lunch Planning Features

  • NEW! A new application option for Alternate Income has been added to LunchApplication.com (LAP) for Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).  Parents/guardians who qualify for Alternate Income will automatically skip unnecessary forms of the application process on LAP.
    • Steps/forms to complete an Alternate Income Application:
      • Apply Now
      • Select your State and Select your School District
      • Before you Begin…
      • I certify (promise)…
      • Students
        • School will be required when LCFF is enabled
        • All students are at a CEP or Provision 2 site when LCFF is enabled
      • Add another student, if applicable
      • Verify Family Size (user can modify)
        • Select Income Range
        • Once an application is submitted, the category/meal status will be calculated based on family size and monthly income on this form.
      • Summary / Signature
        • Submit/ Save with application status
        • Print
        • Close
    • District users can enable Alternate Income Applications/LCFF in District Setup.
      • When enabled, School is required.
      • Student Number is not required, but it is strongly recommended to avoid duplicates.
      • Contact Address, Phone and Date Of Birth can be checked to be required fields.
  • NEW! A new utility has been added under Utilities in Student Eligibility so users can easily match students on Alternate Income Applications imported from LunchApplication.com to students already in Meals Plus.

Other Enhancements

Point of Sale

Students

Account Setup

  • The Address 1 field has been increased to a maximum of 60 characters.

Student Eligibility

Administration

Meal Benefit Expiration

  • When MBE runs, the status of students that are marked with an Alternate Income Application will not be updated.
Processing

New Application/Manage Application

  • The Address 1 field has been increased to a maximum of 60 characters.
Reports

Master Roster

  • The Alternate Income options Excluded, Included and Alternate Income Only have been added to the Filter By section.

Demographics

  • The Alternate Income options Excluded, Included and Alternate Income Only have been added to the Filter By section.

Utilities

Import from Lunch Application

  • When sites are synced from Meals Plus Desktop to LAP, the Alternate Provision Type will be included.
    • This will be used later to determine if all students on an application are at CEP sites and eligible for LCFF.
  • When imported, students on Alternate Income Applications will be matched to students in Meals Plus if:
    • No HouseholdId and the Current Status is the same or better AND
      • Student Number AND DOB match (partial)
      • First Name AND Last Name AND DOB match (exact)
      • First Name and Last Name (partial) match AND DOB (exact) match
    • If the matching criteria is not met, Alternate Income Applications will display in the Unmatched Alternate Income Applications Utility.
  • When Alternate Income Applications are imported from LAP, and a Student Number match is found, the student’s status will be updated as Alternate Income.
    • A Household Application will not be created.
    • If a Student Number is matched, but already has a Household Application, that student will be skipped.
    • If a Student Number is matched, but already has an Alternate Income Application on file, a new status will only be assigned if the new status is better (Free instead of Reduced) than the current status.

K12PaymentCenter.com

Administrators

Custom Fees

  • Users can now enter Custom Fees up to $1000.01.

Corrections

System Management

Administration

Auto Transfer Settings: PowerSchool

  • The error occurring when the Guardian field did not exist and PowerSchool crashed on import has been corrected.

LunchApplication.com

Apply Now

New Application

  • The issue allowing parents to create an application for the next fiscal year before the current fiscal year was closed, without ensuring current Income Brackets were being used, has been corrected. If today’s date is less than 7/1/20XX of the current system fiscal year, a message will now display, alerting parents: “Warning! Fiscal Year 2019 has been closed.  Applications date must be July 1st, 2019 or greater.”