Prepayment Information & Charge Policy

  • Prepayment of meals is encouraged. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat and enjoy their meal.

Sending Check or Cash

  • Send Check or Cash – We accept checks only for the amount of the meal or total amount of prepayment.  Make checks payable to San Marcos CISD Child Nutrition Services. All checks should have student’s name and student ID number listed at the bottom of check. STARTER CHECKS ARE NOT ALLOWED. All returned checks are handled by Checksmart and they can be reached at 1-888-851-6634. Cash is also accepted and may be sent personally with student or in envelope with student’s name, student ID number and cash amount.

Online Prepayments

  • Online Prepayments – Parents can prepay through our online prepayment system Myschoolbucks gives parents a fast, easy, and secure way to add money to their children’s school meal accounts by using a credit card, or a PayPal account. Parents can also check their children’s current school meal account balances and view item purchase history for the last 30 days for their children. A convenience fee of $2.75 will be assessed for all prepayment transactions. Please allow 24 – 72 hours for payments to go through the system.

    For questions about balances or recent payments, please call Adrian Velasquez, Child Nutrition Systems Specialist at (512) 393-6954

    For technical issues with Myschoolbucks, please go to website, click on Contact Us and complete online email form provided. Myschoolbucks support team will provide you the assistance needed.

Charge Policy

  • Your child is only allowed one free reimbursable meal. Any a la carte, second meals or extras will be charged accordingly. Meals that do not have enough of the required components will be charged a la carte pricing. Parents are still encouraged to monitor their child’s meal account balance, if they know their child will take any a la carte or extra items. A LA CARTE, SECOND MEALS, OR EXTRAS cannot be charged. When a student’s meal account is depleted, the district will notify the parent.

    **Teachers, staff and/or volunteers are not allowed to charge their meals**


Account Refund Request Form

  • Parent/Guardian: Each student at SMCISD is issued an account for meals.  In some instances students house money in these accounts. If for some reason your student has money in their account that you would like issued back to you, please print and complete the Account Request Form and W-9, and mail to SMCISD Child Nutrition, P.O. Box 1087, San Marcos, TX 78667 or drop off at 201 S. Suttles, Building 2, San Marcos, TX  78666. We cannot accept fax or email copies of this form, we need your original printed signature on the form.  Once we receive the mailed form we will submit this information to our Accounts Payable department who will issue and mail you a check for the amount requested.  Please know the turnaround time for this is approximately 2-3 weeks for you to receive your check.


MySchoolBucks App

  • Pay student accounts right form the app. When you create a new student account, parents can now pay for it through the MySchoolBucks mobile app in addition to the website.

    • Installment plan notifications
    • Downloadable payment history
    • Compatible with Iphone and Android

    Download the MySchoolBucks app for iOS or Android.

    Get MySchoolBucks on Google Play  

    Download MySchoolBucks on the App Store

Last Modified on August 2, 2021