How We Use Technology
Computerized cash register operation and on line payments
All students have an established debit account. This account was automatically created when your child was enrolled in school. Your child will access his or her account by entering their school “ID” number into a keypad. This number is specific to your child and will stay the same throughout the remaining years your child is enrolled Washington County Public Schools. Although you are not required to make advanced payments because the system still has the ability to accept cash/check payments, advance payments do reduce the risk of loss or theft of cash and checks.
When your child accesses their account, a student photo appears on the screen, which allows for positive identification. As a safety precaution, any allergy information that has been reported to the FNS office also shows up on the account screen. This allows our staff to assist in protecting your children. Money is only deducted from an account when a student uses the account to purchase meals and/or ala carte items. When an individual account is accessed, the system knows automatically the student’s status (full pay, free, or reduced cost) and charges the account accordingly with utmost confidentiality. The system also allows you to limit this money to meals purchases only. However, you must notify the school cafeteria, as all accounts were created to allow ala carte purchases.
Click HERE to download the form (1 page PDF) to limit your child's ala carte purchases.
We are able to take deposits for student accounts on-line through our software provider, Myschoolbucks.com.
Setting up your child’s on-line account is quick and easy. To enroll, you can go to the www.myschoolbucks.com website.
There is no limit on the amount of money that can be deposited into a debit account at one time. You may deposit payments on-line 24/7 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Check Card or E-Check. There is a $1.95 service charge per transaction. One transaction can be used to deposit funds into multiple student accounts. Money deposited on-line before 6 am will normally be available that same school day.