Food Services & EZpay

School Closure Feeding Information

Help us coordinate our food service operations during the school closure by taking this survey

The Food Service Department is committed to making sure our students receive breakfast and lunch so they are healthy and able to learn.

For families that need help providing food to students during the closure, send questions to [email protected]

Bexley School Nutrition

Our Food Services Department focuses on quality nutrition, fulfilling meals including at least 50 percent fruit and vegetables, served in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The program works to expand students' tastes while also offering favorite foods. Middle and high school students can take up to four fruit or vegetable sides, an entrée, and milk, including a daily vegetarian soup and expanded salad bar.


Bexley Schools' parents/guardians can pay most student fees and charges via EZpay, by using a credit and/or debit card:
  • cafeteria accounts
  • athletics
  • field trips
  • school dances
Parents can also check a student’s recent café purchases and set low balance reminders for free. To add money to the account there is a transaction costs of $2.75; EZpay allows multiple payments to be made at one time.  Because no personal or credit card information is kept online, the EZpay user must enter credit card information each time. The system is available only via the Internet, not in Bexley’s cafes or offices; visit the EZpay online payment system website.
You will need to have a personal email account and know your student's school ID number before opening an EZpay account.  
For more information about EZpay, call (866) 693-9729 or contact Julianna Carvi, Bexley’s Director of Food Services, or Kyle Smith, Treasurer (614) 231-7611.

All Schools Serve Breakfast Everyday

Start the day the healthy way. Bexley Schools serves breakfast daily in all district cafeterias at a cost of $2.50 per student or adult. On the menu are whole grain-rich cereals, yogurts, muffins, hot items, juice, fruit and milk. 
Hours : 
  • 7:45am to 8:45am at the Cassingham Complex Café 
  • 7:45am to 8:15am at Montrose and Maryland Elementary Cafes 

Bio Metric Scanner

Student Food Service Purchasing System

The Bexley City Schools Food Service Department is implementing a new technology to process student food service purchases in the 2019-2020 school year.  

Students will purchase their food with the touch of their finger instead of using a 6-digit code. A finger scan will be collected for each student, this scan generates a unique pattern and code used to directly connect to a student’s food service account within one second.  

This system does not collect or store images of fingerprints and the scanned pattern cannot be used to recreate a fingerprint in any way or by any entity.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Finger Scan Work?

  • A student’s finger is scanned by the finger scanner.

  • The computer develops a grid of intersection points around the unique swirls and arcs of the scanned finger.

  • A template is created by the software to show this unique intersection.  

  • The software stores a set of numbers or a code that can only be interpreted as a template in the system.  

  • Student returns to scan their finger to pay for their lunch.  

  • In under one second, the computer compares the scan with the templates in the system and identifies the matching account.  

How is this different than fingerprinting?

Law enforcement agencies that collect fingerprints capture rolled images of all 10 fingers which captures unique identifying points on the entire finger surface thereby collecting the maximum number of unique identifying points.  

The student identification software scans flat images of one finger to create templates. This scan collects only the center of the finger and requires only a small number of unique identifying points to make a match. It’s purpose is to identify a student already enrolled in the software.

Can my fingerprint be given to anyone else?

There are no images of fingerprints stored in the system, the system only stores numerical representations of the unique points identified in a finger scan. This data cannot be used to recreate a fingerprint in any way.  

Can my scanned data be used to re-create a fingerprint?

No. There is no way for any fingerprint expert or law enforcement agency or anyone else to take the numerical representations stored to reconstruct a fingerprint image from the data. There is no way to “reverse identify” a person.  

Can my fingerprint be copied or used by anyone else?

No. It is impossible to duplicate or falsify fingerprints from the information stored by the computer system.

Are my finger scan templates available to anyone else?

No. This information is only stored and is protected by the system for Bexley City School use only.  

Allergies and Intolerances

Bexley is a “peanut- and tree nut-free zone” to safeguard students who have allergies.  Pork is only found in the pepperoni on the Donatos pizza we have delivered. We do not have pork in our meals we cook. 

Parents/guardians of students with food allergies should see the Health Forms section on Bexley Schools' Health Clinics page. If your child has a food intolerance, eg. lactose,  and you want to substitute juice for milk on the plate lunch please email Julianna Carvi with your request.
If you have a personal family choice (eg. vegetarian or vegan) we will make note of it on the student's account. However, if a student actively chooses to take an item that will not cause them medical harm we will allow to make that choice for themselves. 

Veggie Bar

Each Bexley elementary school café features a Veggie Bar, with Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers and a fifth vegetable like cauliflower or celery, depending on what is the season. The Veggie Bars help prepare children for a lifetime of healthy eating. The Veggie Bar comes with the purchase of a plate lunch or on its own for $1.00. 

Limit Puchases

We know learning about money is tricky and the school cafeteria is one of the first places children have the autonomy to make decsisions about spending. Sometimes they are making bad food decisions and you want to set limitations. We are here to support everyone, students and parents. 
The best way to see what your student is buying is to set up a free account on EZpay. You can see the last week's transactions. 
Set an automatic low balance reminder at a high dollar amount and you will be notified every time a purchase is made once that dollar amount is reached.  Eg. $100 low balance reminder with $99 in the account you will be notified everytime a transaction happens on the account. 
Email Julianna Carvi to restrict thier spending in general Eg. $4/day, or change specific access. Eg. no muffins, etc. Any limitation a parent/guardian requests stays on a student's account from grade to grade until a parent/guardian notifies us to remove it. You can also fill out this spending limit form, and send it with your child. 

Charging Policy

Only a full lunch or breakfast may be charged. 
All accounts must be in the positive by the last day of school.
You will be notified routinely and often if your student's account is in arrears. Please keep a positive balance on all accounts.  
A full meal is the entree, up to four fruit or vegetable options and milk. They may not charge anything else. Parents/Guardians are responsible for the price of the charged meal(s).  The district may pursue legal action against deliquent debts. 
See the Charging Policy for specific details.

Summer Feeding Program

The Ohio Department of Education has a complete list of locations where you can sign up for meals during the summer.

Cafeteria Video

How to Lunch at Cassingham

USDA Non Discrimination Policy

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,

color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)       fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)        email: [email protected]

Food Services Director

Julianna Carvi Julianna Carvi has been at Bexley City Schools since 2013. In that time she's changed the cafeteria in numerous ways with plans to do even more. With previous experience at the Ohio School for the Deaf and Ohio State School for the Blind and in the restaurant business, Ms. Carvi holds both an MBA and a CPM (Certified Public Manager). Her interests include baking for friends and reading as much as possible. 

Julianna Carvi
Food Services Director
Bexley City School District
348 South Cassingham Road
Bexley, Ohio 43209
(614) 231-7611 ext. 4104