Student Meal Account
The management of the student account is the parent's responsibility. Under the program guideline, all charges are required to be paid in full by the end of the school year. Schedule of repayment options are available through the Nutrition Services Department. If the parent’s status has changed, it may be best for the parent to complete a new application for free or reduced meals. If charges occur before the meal application is approved then charges must be paid as accrued.
- Students have their own account.
- A six-digit District ID is also used for their lunch ID for all cafeteria purchases and payments.
- Parents may request that their child is not permitted to purchase items from the cafeteria. In this event, a special note will be made in the POS computer to this effect. Parent will need to submit request in writing or by email. Contact the Nutrition Service office at (512) 556-8948.
- Family Access-Food Service has information regarding student meal account balances and current purchase history. Placing limits on student(s) purchases is also accessible through Family Access-Food Service.
- Positive balances are carried over each school year unless the student withdraws or graduates.
- If you have a child withdrawing or graduating who has a positive balance, you have two options. You may transfer the funds to another account or you can receive a refund. It is the parents’ responsibility to complete the Request Form and return the form to the Nutrition Services office.
- High School Only - $25.00 and below, will be available for cash refunds
- Over $25.00 - will be available for check refunds
- To request check refunds over $25.00, a request form will need to be completed and returned to the campus cafetereria, by mail or by email.
- To request transfers from one account to another account, a request form will need to be completed and returned to the campus cafeteria or to the Nutrition Service office.
- For form please click here → Refund request form
Meal account payments:
- Cash and check prepayments may be made directly to the cafeteria during school food service hours (7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
- cash - For elementary, please send cash or check in a sealed envelope with name of student(s) and teacher.
- check - make payable to LISD Food Service and must include current mailing address, phone number, and name of student(s).
- E-funds - online payment services
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