Student Lunch Accounts

Student Lunch Accounts

Debit/Credit Card Deposits for Student Lunch Accounts

PaySchools Central is a secure and convenient website application that allows parents to add to their child’s meal account online using any Visa or Mastercard (including Debit Visa and Mastercard).
Each child in your family can be set up on the same account. There is an internet convenience fee associated with this service. Once the money is put on the account, it typically appears in your child’s lunch account within 4 hours.
Please note that we cannot take credit card payments at our office or at the schools; this is only available over the Internet. The use of PaySchools Central is optional; we will continue to accept cash and checks for deposits into meal accounts.
      - Set up an account
      - Deposit money at your convenience into your child’s Cafeteria account
      - Set email reminders to notify you when you child’s account gets low
      - Set up recurring payments for your child’s Cafeteria account
      - Check your child’s Cafeteria account balance
      - View an activity report so you can see what your child has eaten in the previous 30 days
      - A valid email address
      - A credit card or ACH Check Information
      - Your child’s school, grade & student identification number
Questions regarding your child's lunch account may be directed to the Food Service Secretary, Jennifer Drake, at 614-501-1030.

Policy for Lost/Forgotten School Lunch Money

Reynoldsburg City Schools recognizes that occasionally a student may forget, lose and/or encounter zero cash balance in a student’s personal breakfast/lunch account.  

Reynoldsburg City Schools Food Service Department is dedicated to ensuring that students are provided the opportunity to eat nutritious meals at school – as there is a positive correlation between a healthy diet and academic success.  Additionally, Food Service will continue to operate in a fiscally responsible manner. RCS Food Service operations are self-funded.  

In order to achieve this important balance, the following Administrative Guidelines have been developed.

ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY (K-12) In the instance a student has forgotten, lost or their personal lunch account fund has a zero balance, students will be allowed to charge to their meal account. 

Snacks and A La Carte items cannot be charged. 

  • Parents may be notified of low cash balance through a free automated email when parents register their student online with PaySchools Central. Parents may go to the district website at and click on Food Services/Student Lunch Accounts to register to receive the email notifications and to check the lunch account balance. Online payments require 2-4 hours to show on the lunch account.
  • Low Balance Notices will be emailed from the Food Service Department weekly.
  • Negative Balance Notices will be emailed from the Food Service Department weekly. 

ONLINE PAYMENT OPTION Parents can use to add money to a student’s breakfast/lunch account by logging into the above website, or following the links through the district website. Parents are able to monitor a child’s account balance and see purchase history through this online payment option, provided for your convenience. Personal checks may also be sent to your child’s school for deposit into your child’s account. 

UNPAID MEAL CHARGES Unpaid meal charges will be carried over at the end of the school year to the next school year and will be subject to this charge policy the following year 

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