McKinney ISD

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Meal Prices & Payments

2021-22 School Year

This school year, McKinney ISD can offer healthy meals every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the entire 2021-2022 school year. While no application or eligibility determination is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, income eligibility requirements will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year. As such, to establish eligibility for free or reduced-price meals for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete an application for free or reduced-price meals this school year.

Please note that to be a free meal, a fruit, a vegetable, or a 4-oz juice to be taken with the entrée.

Meal Prices

Elementary: $0.00 for breakfast, $0.00 for lunch

Secondary: $0.00 for breakfast, $0.00 for lunch

All sites, reduced price: $0.00 for breakfast*, $0.00 for lunch*

Adult: $2.00 for breakfast, $3.85 for lunch

A combo meal requires a fruit, 4oz juice, or a vegetable to be taken with the entrée. Milk is always included if desired, but not required to be taken by students.

*Reduced pricing requires approval for the Free and Reduced program. Please consult the Free & Reduced Meals page for more information.

Meal Payments

Prepaying into your student’s account is the easiest way to ensure they have sufficient funds for cafeteria purchases. Prepayments can be made 2 ways:

  • By cash or check at the cafeteria line. Please write your student’s name and ID number on the memo line to ensure it is deposited correctly.
  • Online by credit/debit or electronic check at My School Bucks. You will need your student’s 6 digit ID number to make an account. If you do not know your student’s ID, please contact their campus. My School Bucks now has an option available to pay an annual, one-time flat fee of $12.95 for a single student or $26.95 for a family. The “OnePay” option gives you unlimited transactions for 12 months, instead of the per-transaction fee of $2.75 for individual transactions. Please note that if you don’t specify the OnePay option when signing up, the system will charge $2.75 per transaction no matter the amount of funds you are loading, so the OnePay option is a better deal if you will consistently add money or are on a recurring transaction plan.

Any remaining funds in a student’s account at the end of each school year will remain in their account for the following year, even if they move campuses in MISD. If you have questions about your student’s balance, or if your student no longer attends MISD and you wish to inquire about a refund, please contact the School Nutrition office at 469-302-6363.

Meal Charging Policy

Please note this policy will not be in place this year with students, but anticipating the free, reduced, paid program returns next school year, it would begin again at that point.
Students without sufficient funds in their account may charge up to 3 breakfast or lunch meals to allow for nutrition while funds are added to their account, but this will take their account negative. Once a student has reached their negative maximum, a courtesy meal will be provided until positive funds are reestablished to allow for further purchases.

  • No charging for any a la carte items
  • No charging for adults

Student Account FAQs

How soon are funds I add available?
Cash or check additions are instantly available as long as it is deposited at the student’s campus.

Online payments made through My School Bucks can sometimes take up to 48 hours to process depending on your bank and card, although typically funds will take around 24 hours to process into the student’s account. Adding funds the same day they are needed is unlikely to enable your student to use those funds.

Is there a way I can monitor my student’s cafeteria purchases?
Yes, My School Bucks accounts are free, so if you wish to set up an account just to monitor what your student is buying, you can do that without needing to use the payment system function. Any cafeteria purchases made are updated on the My School Bucks website and app at the end of the day.

Are recurring or automatic draft plans available?
The My School Bucks system does have many options for automatic and recurring payments. The best way to ensure your student always has adequate funds is to set up an automatic draft that is initiated when the balance falls below a certain amount.

How do I create a cafeteria account for my student?
An account is created automatically for each student when they register with MISD. The account will be active as long as the child continues to be enrolled in the district.

Can I restrict my student’s cafeteria purchases?
We have some options available in our system to allow you to control purchasing. The best way to set this up is to call the School Nutrition Department and talk through your concerns so we can set up the best program for you. If your concern centers around allergies and dietary issues, that would be best handled by our registered dietician and may involve the school nurse.

Who can I contact if I have other questions about my student’s cafeteria account?
For any questions regarding your student’s account, please call the School Nutrition office 469-302-6363. Office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM Monday through Friday.

Need Help?

If you need additional assistance with the content on this page, please contact the McKinney ISD School Nutrition Department by phone at 469-302-6363 or by email here .