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PaySchools Central


 Online Lunch and Fee Payments

Phone: 1-877-393-6628
We have implemented PaySchools Central, an online payment platform, to help make managing lunch and fee payments easier for our students’ parents. The portal is easy to set up and use, both online and via the mobile app. To get started, follow the instructions below.
If you need help along the way, please contact us by phone or email.
  Setting Up Your Account
 1. Visit our portal using your Internet browser.
2. Select the “Register” option from the menu. The portal will guide you through the steps you need to follow to establish your account and set up your students
3. You will be prompted to enter your contact data and a payment method to activate your account. 
4. Once all information is entered, you will receive an email from PaySchools Central with a link to confirm the registration and create your password. Once your password is saved, you can log in and begin using PaySchools Central as often as you’d like.
5. The first time you log in, you will need to indicate which student(s) to attach to your account using the Add/View student tab. Students are already loaded in the PaySchools Central system. PaySchools Central utilizes the same student ID number used for your lunch purchases. If you are unsure of your student’s ID number, please contact the school/district registrar.  A student's ID can also be found while logged in to the ProgressBook Parent portal.
*** Some student ID's are 9 characters long while their lunch PIN may only be 6 characters long. If your students Lunch PIN does not does not seem to exist as a student ID, try putting the three numbers 700 in front of your student's lunch PIN.
Associated costs for lunch payments
The ACH fee per transaction when using an electronic check is: $1.75
Credit card  transaction less than $50 the fee is: $1.65
Credit card  transaction $50 or more the fee is: 3.9% 
 Associated costs for all other payments
 The ACH fee per transaction when using an electronic check is: $1.75  
Credit card  transaction fee is: 3.9%