Payment and Meal Accounts

Breakfast and lunch are free to all in-person and distance learning students for the 2020-21 school year. 

Meals for students continuing in distance learning can be picked up at Kennedy on Tuesdays from Noon - 1 p.m., starting March 16. Grab and go meals will not be available at Kennedy for the week of March 8-12; meals will only be served for in-school students March 11 and 12.

Meal Payments

Due to free school meals this school year, meal payments are unnecessary.

However, payments can be made for meal accounts which are negative or to make a donation to Food Services through the secure online system at

Although meals are free this school year, it is important to renew your Educational and Meal Benefits application each school year, for our district to receive additional state and federal funding. By completing the application, students may receive free or reduced fees for transportation, athletic programs, academic and extracurricular activities.

Payment Options

  1. Credit card payments online at
  2. Check payments can be mailed or accepted at ESC District Food Service Office from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and at the school meal pickup sites on Monday or Thursday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. only. 
    • Make checks payable to ISD#271
    • Students' full names must be noted on the check with amounts for each child specified or with a written note
  3. Cash payments are only accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at ESC District Food Services Office, 1350 W. 106th St. Enter through Door 5.


Use the PayPAMS secure online system to make payments and manage student school meal accounts.


  • Prepay for school meals online.
  • View student account balances online.
  • View daily activity for your student’s account.
  • View account payment history online.
  • Schedule automatic balance-based payments.
  • Set up automated email notification on balance status.
  • Set up automated confirmation on balance-based payments.
  • VISA, Discover, MasterCard or debits cards accepted.