IMPORTANT: Changes coming to online meal payments

School Lunch

On May 2, 2022 the Kenton County School District's Student Nutrition will be implementing a statewide point of service program in the cafeteria. The statewide software program utilizes MySchoolBucks for online payments. The online payment platform requires parents to pay a $2.75 per transaction fee. Students' account balances will transfer from the old point of service (MyPaymentsPlus) to the new point of service.

Create your free MySchoolBucks account to conveniently and securely add money to your student’s meal account online or with the mobile app.

With MySchoolBucks you’ll be able to view cafeteria purchases, check your student’s balance, receive low balance alerts and pay for school meals from anywhere!

Get Started Today:

  1. Go to or download the mobile app
  2. Create your free account and add your students using their school name / student ID
  3. Add funds using your credit / debit card or electronic check
    Note: For each transaction, you will be charged a program fee of $2.75*
  4. Set up automatic payments and never forget to send in lunch money again

If you need assistance with your account, you can find helpful how-to videos and answers to commonly asked questions by visiting Or, you can contact MySchoolBucks directly by logging into your account to start a chat conversation or give them a call at (855) 832-5226.

*In recent years the district has been able to absorb the cost of fees on behalf of families for making online payments, but due to a change in our food service technology system and an overall increase in costs to operate the National School Lunch Program we are unable to continue to do so at this time. We do hope to be able to resume this practice at some point in the future while continually working to provide quality meals to all students. Thank you for your understanding. Please remember that students are always welcome to add money to their lunch accounts with no associated fees by simply bringing cash or check to school. The fee for online payments will be a flat fee not dependent on the amount of money added to your student's lunch account, therefore to minimize the impact of this fee we suggest the following options:

  • If it is possible for your family, you may increase the amount you deposit in to your student's account when utilizing the online payments, minimizing the number of fees.
  • Send cash or check with your student to be deposited into their account.

Please note that there is no charge for accessing all other features of the online system. You will be able to monitor the deposits as they occur, account balance, as well as review your child's purchase history.

For any questions please contact your school’s cafeteria manager or Director of Student Nutrition Elizabeth Hord.

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