My School Bucks - Online Payment Method
The 2018-2019 school year began our implementation of Community Eligibility Program meaning that all students will be provided breakfast and lunch at no charge for the next four years. While meals will be provided to students at no charge to students we are encouraging guardians to leave a small amount of funds on their students accounts in the event they would like to purchase an extra milk, a la carte item, or even an extra meal. This may also be useful if a parent, guardian or grandparent would like to come for lunch with your student, you may use the funds that are already on the account.
Plumas Unified School District’s Food Service Department has a convenient and secure online payment service called mySchoolBucks. This website allows you to deposit money directly into your child’s school meal account and view balance/purchase information for the past ninety days. By having money in each child’s account prior to entering the cafeteria, we find that the lunch lines move along much faster, which gives your child more time to eat and be with friends.
To access this Site:
1. Click HERE
2. From this website, you can create your account and add money to your child’s school meal account. All you need is your child’s name, school, and birthdate.
Things to know:
- If you have more than one child in the District you can handle all online prepayments from the same online account.
- Payments may be made with a Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit or debit card. You may also make a payment using an e-check.
- In order to use the online prepayment service, a small convenience fee for each transaction will be assessed to cover the bank fees. The convenience fee is 4.25% per deposit transaction. Parents placing money into multiple meal accounts will only be assessed the 4.25% fee once per deposit transaction. Plumas Unified School District will not profit from the use of this site. To offset the cost of this convenience fee, we will provide one FREE meal for you for every $40 you put on an account. For example, a purchase of $40 dollars will be charged a convenience fee of $1.70, but in return, you will receive one free meal valued up to $3.00. Please Note: You may fund up to $120 per child, but a family may pay for all of their children on a single transaction. An applied free meal will show on the student account as a Bonus Meal.
We are very excited to offer this service and are confident that mySchoolBucks will benefit you, your child and our District. If you choose not to take advantage of the online payment service you may continue to make advance payments via check, which can be made payable to Plumas Unified School District. Please remember to write your child’s full name or student ID number on the check.