Pre-Payment Options

Prepayments for school meals can be made online through,
or cash prepayments can be made at the school sites.

Online Payments

Online Payments: MySchoolBucks

myschoolbucksbutton.jpgWe recommend online prepayments at as the best prepayment option since there are so many benefits:

  • Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your student's account, 24 hours a day, at your convenience.
  • No lost lunch money
  • Online accounts have a "low balance" parent e-mail feature.
  • Online accounts allow you to view your child’s meal consumption; what meals they ate and on what day (up to 30 days).

About Online Prepayments - Information for Parents


Vallejo City Unified School District

Meal Charge Standard Practice

The purpose of this Meal Charge Standard Practice is to establish a consistent District process for charging meals when students do not have money to pay for school meals. This standard practice does not apply to children who are eligible to receive Free or Reduced Price meals as the Vallejo City Unified School District does not charge students in these categories.

Preventing meal charges:

If your child does not qualify for Free or Reduced price meals, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to insure their child has sufficient funds on their account to cover all school meals and to keep abreast of their child’s account. Funds can be deposited to a child’s meal account (1) online using, or (2) at the school site. Go to to set up and/or manage your child’s meal account. Online meal prepayments are encouraged but, even if you do not choose to make online meal pre-payments, you can still utilize the account to check the balance of your child’s meal account and see on what dates your child participated in the school meal programs. Online accounts also have a “low balance” or “automatic deposit at low balance” parent e-mail alert feature.

Charging meals:

At the Elementary/K-8 schools, we allow meal charges up to a total of $7.50. This dollar amount is equal to the price of three lunches but, if a student also charges breakfast, this maximum charge amount will not last for three days.

After a student’s meal account has reached the maximum charge limit children will be served an alternate meal at no cost that meets the U.S. Department of Agriculture meal pattern requirement standards for school meals.

This alternate meal will be served until sufficient funds are received for continued meal service.

We do not allow meal charges or provide alternate meals for middle or high school students.

Collection of unpaid meal charges:

Parents/Guardians will be notified, in writing, if a student’s meal account has an unpaid balance. Unpaid balances are due within 10 days from the date of the notice.

It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to clear your child’s negative meal account. After the $7.50 charge limit is reached, students will be provided the alternate meal until the account is cleared.