Dear Parents, Bennington Public Schools is pleased to announce a new program called e~Funds For Schools which began February 1, 2008. This program allows you to choose a couple of different payment options for your student’s lunch account. You now have the ability to have payments automatically withdrawn electronically f r om your checking account or charged to you r cred it card . You also have the flexibility to pay at any time using the link on the school’s website. There is a convenience fee f o r using this program . Parents will be charged a $1.00 fee each time a payment is made to their family lunch account. Because we have a Family Lunch system , payments for the entire family can be made through one student. If you choose the credit card payment method, there is a different convenience fee . You will b e charged the $1.00 fee plus 1.99% of the total payment. For example, a payment of $100 would cost $102.99 ($100.00 + $1.00 + $1.99). Please note that a debit card is treated as a credit card transaction and will be subject to the credit ca rd usage fee.