Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student's meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.


Online Payments

Online Payments: Skyward


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) requires school food authorities to establish written administrative guidelines for meal charges. Lake Central School Corporation will adhere to the following meal charging guidelines:

  1. All cafeteria purchases are encouraged to be prepaid before meal service. The following options are available:
    Online Payment
    Parent/guardian can prepay student lunch accounts online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with skyward payment feature. Click on the skyward icon link located on the front page of the district website. Parent/guardian can also view their students account balance online as well.
    Check Payment
    Parent/guardian can send a check with your student. On the check please mark clearly your student’s first and last name, their ID #, and your driver’s license number. Deposit boxes are located in the Elementary and Middle School office. High School student are to give checks to the cafeteria cashier(s).
    Cash Payment
  2. We ask you refrain from sending cash, but parent/guardian can send money in with your student in an envelope clearly marked with your student’s name, their ID #, their teacher's name, and dollar amount.  Deposit boxes located in the Elementary and Middle School office. High School student are to give cash to the cafeteria cashier(s).
  3. Students may be allowed to charge meals if funds are not available in their account. Charges will only be allowed for reimbursable meals. If the student has enough money in hand for a meal they will not be denied a meal at any time. A la carte items cannot be charged with exception of (1) milk in the Elementary Schools. The parent/guardian of the student are responsible for all debt. Lake Central School Corporation staff are not allowed to charge.
  4. If a student repeatedly comes to school with no lunch and no money, employees must report this to the Building Administrator. It could be a sign of abuse or neglect and the proper authorities should be contacted.
  5. The Food Service Director and the Business Office will coordinate communications with the parent/guardian to resolve the matter of unpaid charges.
  6. An automated call system will notify parents every Sunday of any outstanding negative balance or when balances are getting low in the Food Service account.
  7. All accounts must be settled at the end of a school year. Letters will be emailed approximately 3 weeks after the last day of school to parent/guardian who have any negative student balances. Negative balances of more than $25.00 not paid in full thirty (30) days prior to the start of the following school year will force the District to take action to collect unpaid funds by means of collection agencies, small claims court, or any other legal method deemed necessary by the District. Under the National School Lunch Program the Food and Nutrition Program is not allowed to write-off debt.
  8. Students who graduate or withdraw from the district and have a balance left in the Food Service account will be notified by email by the district Food Service Department office at the start of the school year and given the option to transfer the funds to another student or to receive a refund. If no response is received within 30 days the student’s food service account will be closed and the funds will be no longer available. If a student graduates in January or withdraws during the school year parent/guardian can contact Food Service for the option to transfer the fund to another student or receive a refund.


If you have any questions, please call DeAnn or Linda, Food Service 865-4416 or email or