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

Meal Charge Guidelines:

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 may prepay student lunch accounts online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the Skyward payment feature. Click on the Skyward icon link located on the front page of the district website. Parent/guardian may also view their student’s account balance online as well.

Check Payment Parent/guardian may send a check with their 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, Middle School, and High School main offices.

Cash Payment We ask you refrain from sending cash if possible, but parent/guardian may send cash with their student in an envelope clearly marked with their student’s name, ID #, grade, and dollar amount. Deposit boxes are located in the Elementary, Middle School, and High School main offices. High School students may also make a deposit in the North Cafeteria, at the designated area, during breakfast only.


  1. Charging is allowed for one reimbursable meal except while providing a free meal program to all students. A la carte items may not be charged. While providing free meals to all students, no milk charging is allowed. The parent/guardian of the student is responsible for all debt incurred by the student. Lake Central School Corporation staff are not allowed to charge.


  1. If a student repeatedly comes to school with no lunch and no money, the manager will report this to the Building Administrator. It could be a sign of abuse or neglect and the proper authorities will be contacted.


  1. The Food Service Director and the Business Office will coordinate communications with the parent/guardian to resolve the matter of unpaid charges.


  1. An automated email and/or call system will notify parents on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday of any outstanding negative balance.


  1. All accounts must be settled at the end of the current school year. Negative notices will be emailed after the last day of school to the parent/guardian. Negative balances of $50.00 or more may be sent to collections. The District may 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.


  1. Parents/guardians who have students graduate or withdraw from the district and have more than $10 left in the Food Service account will be notified by the Food Service Department. Families with a positive balance will be given the option to transfer the funds to another student or to receive a refund.


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