County schools offer meal payments online

Posted on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 3:53 pm

The Lincoln County School System Nutrition Program is now offering the option of paying for your child or children’s school meals online.

This service began being offered Monday, Sept. 17, with convenient 24-hour, seven-day a week access, said Stephanie Eady Britt, school nutrition program supervisor for the county school system. In addition to online payments, you are able to manage your entire family’s school meal accounts from home, office, or any internet accessible computer or mobile device.

“You will be able to check your child or children’s current meal account balances, as well as view a report of the last 30 days transactions for your child, so you can track how your money is being spent,” she said. “You can also choose to receive low-balance notifications by email, and you can set automatic reloads of your student accounts.

“Our system will accept major credit cards, debit cards, and online checks,” she continued, noting that a processing fee of $1.95 will be charged per transaction and that funds may be added to more than one account in each transaction. Lincoln County Schools receives none of this processing fee.

Secure online payment processing is handled through Heartland Payment Services, one of the largest online payment processors for school systems. Generally, funds appear in student accounts in real-time, but processing could take as long as 24 hours.

“In order to access the online payment system, select the MySchoolBucks link to be carried to their website,” she said. “Select ‘Register for a Free Account’ and proceed through the one-time account setup. You will also need the seven-digit state student identification number for each student you wish to include. You can obtain this number from the school your student attends.

“We are excited about this service, and we hope that you will feel confident in using it,” she added.

For help with your online payments, you can contact the MySchoolBucks.com parent help line at (855) 832-5226.

“As always, if you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at the Lincoln County Department of Education, 206 East Davidson Drive, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or by email at sbritt@lcdoe.org,” Britt added.

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