District introduces MySchoolBucks online payment
system for 16-17 school year
August 30, 2016
The Goshen Central School District
is introducing MySchoolBucks, a secure, online payment system that
allows parents to quickly deposit money into their child's school meal
account at their own convenience.
What are the benefits of MySchoolBucks?
“MySchoolBucks will give busy parents the convenience
of monitoring and adding money to their child’s school meal
account on their own time,” said Food Services Director Alan Muhlnickel.
Parents will be able to pay for school
meals, view their child’s account balance,
receive optional alerts when the balance is
low, and even see what food purchases their child made — anytime,
anywhere, from their computer or smart
phone. Payments can be made with a
credit card or debit card and are quickly
credited to your child’s account. Parents can also schedule recurring
Want to know what your child is eating? MySchoolBucks gives parents the
ability to print out a copy of their child’s
eating history report that shows the dates and times that your child
purchased school breakfast and/or lunch within
the past 90 days.
Parents can also take advantage of the
optional, free “Low Balance Alert” that will send an e-mail straight to
inbox when your child’s account is getting low — but before they have
used up all their funds. Please note that this
feature is the only means of notification that your child’s
account is low — paper notices will not be sent home by the
district. To sign up, look for Low Balance
Alert under the “Profile” option in your account.
How do I set up an account?
Setting up an account is easy — visit
www.myschoolbucks.com to sign up. All you need is your child’s
name, student ID number (sent to you in your
back-to-school mailing), and school zip code.
If you have more than one child in the district, you can handle all
online prepayments from the same account. You
can also download the MySchoolBucks App onto
your smart phone from the Apple App Store or
Google Play Market.
Important things to know
• Making a payment is easy. The deposit amount can be
placed against a credit card, debit card or your checking account. All
payments are securely processed using MySchoolBucks’ highly secure
website and encryption. All payments are
quickly credited to your student’s account.
• In order to use the online prepayment service, a small
convenience fee for each transaction will be assessed to cover
the bank fees. The convenience fee is $1.95 per
deposit transaction. Parents placing
money into multiple meal accounts will only be assessed the $1.95 fee
once per deposit transaction. Goshen Central School District will not
profit from the use of this site.
• If you decide not to take advantage of the online prepayment service,
you may continue to make advance
payments via check, which should be made out to Cafeteria Fund.
Please write your child’s full name on the check.
Questions about MySchoolBucks? Contact Food Services
Director Alan Muhlnickel at 615-6492 or e-mail