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School Meal Payments Online

Make School Meal Payments Online

The Food Services Department uses an online payment process for schools meals, School Pay. Click on or set your browser to to create an account. Account set up is fast; all you need to begin is the student's ID number and school site name. Follow the prompts to activate an online meal payment account. If you have trouble setting up an account, please call toll-free Mon-Fri CST: 1-888-886-9729.


Meal Payments & Limited Charge Policy

Online Payments

The easiest, and most convenient, way to pay for student meals is online. Funds may be electronically deposited to your student(s) meal account with School Pay (, using any Visa, Mastercard, or Discover Card. Secure online payments allow parents to manage student meal accounts at their convenience, with the ability to make/track deposits, purchases, and balance history. Please allow up to 24 hours for your payment to post to your students meal account. SchoolPay representatives are available to assist you Monday – Friday, from 5am PT – 5pm PT, at (888)88-MYPAY.


Other Payment Options

While we encourage parents to pre-pay for student meals online, cash and checks are accepted at the point of service (cashier) at all school sites. Please make checks payable to Lake Elsinore Unified School District – Food Services, and reference your student(s) identification number(s) in the memo section of your check.


Returned Checks

Upon notification of a returned check, uncollected funds will be removed from student meal account(s). No fee for a returned check will be charged by LEUSD, however fees may be assessed by your financial institution. Please contact your financial institution for more details.

At our discretion, check-writing privileges may be suspended, on an individual basis, due to repeated returned checks.


Refund Requests

Parents are able to request refunds, up to and including the entire balance, of a student meal account. An email request for a refund may be made online through School Pay ( Refund requests may also be made directly at the school site, or by contacting the Food Services Department at (951) 253-7020. Refunds are issued by check only, and will be mailed to the address on file within 7-10 days of the request.

Limited Charge Policy

LEUSD has made every effort to make depositing funds to student meal accounts as convenient as possible. The USDA does not permit school districts to use federal nutrition reimbursement funds to offset negative student account balances. However, we understand extenuating circumstances do occur. In the event of a student lacking funds in their meal account, LEUSD has chosen to extend the following limited charge policy:


Elementary Schools, K-8 Schools

  • Students will be allowed to charge an amount up to (2) student lunches ($5.50).

Secondary Schools

  • No meal charges permitted.



    Emergency Meals

    In the event that all meal account balances/charges have been exhausted, students will not be denied nourishment. Students will be provided an emergency meal.


    Negative Balances

    Federal guidelines prohibit LEUSD’s Food Services Department from writing-off bad debts resulting from unpaid meal charges. All negative balances on student meal accounts are the responsibility of the parent/guardian, and must be paid promptly. Weekly, cafeteria leaders will send home negative balance notices and/or contact parents/guardians by phone.



    A copy of this Meal Payment & Limited Charge Policy will be provided to every household at the beginning of each school year, and to all students enrolled during the school year.