Student balances follow the student from school-to-school within the district and remain on the student account from one year to the next.
You are welcome, and encouraged, to prepay your child's meals. To help assure that each child eats lunch, we may allow a child to "charge" a meal (the parent/guardian is responsible to pay for any meals served to their student), but students who have a negative balance* in their meal account will not be permitted to charge meals until their account is current. (A courtesy, or emergency lunch, consisting of a sandwich, milk, and fruit is available to students who do not have money in their account.)
Upon request, the balance of your student's account can be refunded. Refunds take approximately three weeks to process and the refund check is mailed to the parent/guardian. To request a refund, call the Child Nutrition Services office at 253-931-4972.
Making online payments for school meals is convenient.