More than 1,000 families in Moray have signed up to pay for school meals online now that the council has introduced a new and imporved school payments system.
Families have already pre-purchased over 9,500 school meals using the system and soon, other purchases such as trips and uniforms will be available for online payment.
All secondary schools in Moray are using the new system and eight primary schools have implemented it, with more coming on in the coming weeks. It sees pupils in primary schools placing electronic lunch orders in the classroom.
“Paying for school meals online it means parents have the choice to purchase as many meals in advance as they wish, at any time, as well as other benefits like viewing the balance on the account, topping up funds for all their children at the same time, and even seeing a transaction history, so they know what their child has eaten at lunch,” said Stuart McQuaker, head teacher at Elgin’s West End Primary.