Meal Prices and Payment
Breakfast and after school supper are free for all DCPS students. Students attending Provision 2 and Community Eligibility Option schools and students who apply and qualify for free and reduced meals will receive free lunch. Students classified as paid or who have not submitted an Application for Free and Reduced Meals by the October 1st annual deadline are required to pay for lunch meals.
School staff and visitors are required to pay for all meals and must set-up and load funds into a meal account in advance of service. To set-up a meal account or to transfer your information to another school, please use the Adult Meal Registration Form.
2012-13 Meal Prices
|Elementary (Pre-K-5th grade) Lunch
|Secondary (6-12th grade) Lunch
Meal Payment Policy
Elementary Schools and Education Campuses will permit students to charge meals to their account and accrue a negative balance. If a student's account balance falls below $0.00, the student's parent/guardian will receive communication with the amount due via robo-call, text message and email. Parents/guardians of student's with negative balances will also receive an invoice mailed home quarterly and mailed home with student report cards.
High Schools and Middle Schools will NOT permit students to charge meals to their account. If there are insufficient funds in a student's account to cover the cost of a lunch meal, the student will not receive a meal.
Meal Payment Policy
Students and school staff can prepay for meals or pay off negative balances three ways:
- By bringing cash or check made payable to the D.C. Treasurer to the cafeteria staff before, in between, or after meal periods.*
- By inserting cash into a MyPAL Kiosk, located in our just outside of the school cafeteria (if applicable).
- By paying with a credit or debit card at mylunchmoney.com**, an online prepayment service.
If a student has a balance less than $0.00, any funds added will pay off the negative balance prior to crediting the account.
*As of August 22, 2011 DCPS will no longer be taking cash during meal service
**Parents or guardians will be charged a $1.95 fee per transaction.