Payment Methods

  • There are several methods of payment for school meals:

    Pay online using PayPams-
    The service is available for all MCSS families, easy to use, convenient, private, and secure. A per-deposit transaction fee is $1.95. Paying online allows you to check your child’s account balance and gives you the option to have an automatic recurring payment when the balance reaches a designated amount. It is important to use your child’s correct identification number when setting up and placing monies on the account. You must allow up to 48 hours for online payments to be credited to your child’s meal account at the school site - we recommend a recurring payment or e-mail notification be set at no less than $8.00 to ensure that any funds deposited online reach your child's account in a timely fashion. Money left in your child’s account at the end of each school year will automatically move with your child within the Madison County School System, regardless of changing schools.

    More information about how to use PayPams

    Personal Check
    Make checks payable to your school's Cafeteria. The student will give the check to his/her teacher in elementary school, or cashier at the middle and high schools. Make sure you put the child’s name and Cafeteria pin# in the memo section of the check to ensure correct crediting to the respective account. In addition, a telephone number and driver's license number MUST be noted on the check. For all returned checks, a collection fee in addition to the face value is assessed to the author of the check.

    Cash
    Cash may be brought to the cafeteria at the time of purchase or given to the student's teacher for deposit into the account. Please put cash in an envelope marked with your student's name, grade, Cafeteria pin#, and amount. MCSS cafeterias have automated systems to provide accountability of each student’s account. Parents are encouraged to prepay their child’s meals for the week, month or year.