Your days of scrounging around for dollar bills so your kid can buy lunch at school are coming to an end.
Southborough schools will soon implement a pre-pay system for lunches. Director of Business for the Northborough-Southborough School District Cheryl Levesque says the system will be a low-tech one at first, probably taking the form of a pre-paid punch card.
Levesque said other towns in the area have higher-tech debit card systems, but that’s out of reach for Southborough given the current budget constraints. Levesque said they would look into higher-tech solutions once they figure out a funding strategy.
Pre-paid cards may be available in all Southborough schools as soon as April. If the program is successful, it will also be implemented in Northborough.