After a student’s account balance falls below $5 they are told verbally that they are low each time they use it. Kindergarten through 5th grade students are also given notes. All students will be allowed to charge the equivalent of the sum of two lunches.
If keeping track of your student’s account balance has been a problem in the past, please use our new account monitoring system (My School Bucks) to send an email reminder when the account is low. Find this feature by clicking on the “Monitor Accounts” button in the menu bar. You do not have to put money on online to use this service or any of the other account monitoring features offered by My School Bucks.
Depositing Money Procedure:
Note: All students have individual accounts. There are no longer family or joined accounts. When money is deposited into a student’s account you MUST specify where you want the funds to go by putting the student’s ID number on the envelope containing cash or in the memo section on a check. If funds are to be divided any way except equally please specify.
You may deposit money into a student’s account in two ways.
The surest way is through our online payment system. It is accessed through the “Monitor Accounts” button on the menu bar. You can arrange for a low balance email notification and even set up recurring payments. There is a $2 fee for each transaction (not per account) so you might want to put money on all your children’s accounts at one time. Larger amounts also make the fee spread out farther. Douglas School District does not charge or receive the fee, it is through the company that handles the online transactions. These payments may be made with a major credit card or e-check. Because of batch processing, funds will not be available for use until the next day.
You may also send cash in an envelope or a check with your child to school. They will give the deposit to their teachers if they are in grades K-5. Older students turn it in to the cashier when passing through the serving line. These “in hand” deposits must have some type of documentation on them indicating where they should be deposited. We have a lot of students so we depend on their student ID numbers for correct identification. Having deposits clearly identified when they leave the house speeds up the process immeasurably.