Payment Methods

Accepted Payment Methods


The service is available for all Pelham families. It's easy, private, and secure. A per-deposit transaction fee $1.95 applies. Paying online allows you to check your child’s account balance and gives you the option to have automatically recurring payments when the balance reaches a designated amount. When prepaying online with a credit/debit card, it is important to use your child’s identification number (customer ID). You must allow up to 48 hours for online payments to be credited to your child’s meal account at the school site - we recommend a recurring payment or e-mail notification be set at no less than $7.00 to ensure that any funds deposited online reach your child's account in a timely fashion. Money left in your child’s account at the end of each school year will automatically move with your child within our school system, even if your child changes schools.  Balance notifications are a feature that can be set up by email using the student's MYSCHOOLBUCKS account.


You can now get the MYSCHOOLBUCKS app for your smartphone. MYSCHOOLBUCKS offers a convenient and secure way to manage school meals. Parents can view meal account balances and items purchased at the school cafeteria. MYSCHOOLBUCKS will ensure your money goes directly to your student's account. You can download the app at iTunes or Google Play by searching for "MYSCHOOLBUCKS." Log into the MYSCHOOLBUCKS app with same username and password that you use for


Make checks payable to (School Name) Cafeteria. The student will give the check to his/her teacher in elementary school, or cashier at the middle and high schools. Make sure you put the child’s name and cafeteria pin# in the memo section of the check. CNP uses a check recovery company to collect on all checks returned by the bank as uncollectible (see Worthless Check Policy for more information), and a collection fee in addition to the face value is assessed to the author of the check.


Cash may be brought to the cafeteria at the time of purchase.  The student will give the cash to his/her teacher in elementary school, or cashier at the middle and high schools. Please put cash in an envelope marked with your student's name, grade, cafeteria pin#, and amount.  Our cafeterias have automated systems to provide accountability of each student’s account. Parents are encouraged to prepay their child’s meals for the week, month, or year.


Meal Charge Policy:

The goal of the Pelham City School district is to provide student access to nutritious meals at no or low-cost each school day.  However, unpaid charges place a large financial burden on our school. The purpose of this policy is to ensure compliance with federal requirements for the USDA Child Nutrition Program and to provide oversight and accountability for the collection of outstanding student meal balances.  The intent of this policy is to establish procedures to address unpaid meal charges throughout the Pelham City Schools Child Nutrition Program.  The Pelham City Schools Child Nutrition Program provides this policy as a courtesy to those students in the event that they forget or lose their lunch money.  Charging of items outside of the reimbursable meals (a la carte items, adult meals, etc.) is expressly prohibited. See the full Meal Charge Policy provided in the link below.