Point of Sales System
e-Commerce and Web-based Applications
A recent advance in our program has been the use of computers at our serving lines. Today, Nutrition Services utilizes a point of sales system called, PCS, which includes the utilization of cash registers and key pads to maintain student meal accounts.
The way the system works is students use their Student ID to bring up their account. Prior to receiving a meal, they must enter their identification number on a key pad. The meal is then charged to their account.
This system also allows parents to prepay for their children's meal services for up to one year. Current acceptable methods of payment by Nutrition Services are cash and check as well as online payments via PayPams. All payments made by check should be made payable to SBCUSD Nutrition Services and may be submitted at the children's school site cafeteria.
Nutrition Services has also introduced an e-Commerce system for its Catering Department. This system was developed by CaterTrax, in cooperation with the Nutrition Services Program Manager, Catering staff, and Nutrition Services IT.
The purpose of this system is to allow catering customers to purchase catering meals and services online via the web.