Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Paying for School Meals and Other Fees in SY 23-24

Published on: 6/29/2023

​​​Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools offer ways to pay for both your child's meal costs and other school fees online.  Please find information on those systems below.

Meal Payment
Every student in the district has a meal account. During meal service students are recognized by their personal identification number (student ID) at the cash register. The computer records the meal and deducts the appropriate amount from the student's account.
There are three acceptable forms of payment for school lunch:

  • Cash
  • Money Order

Cash and/or money order may be brought daily or put on the child's account at the cafeteria., the on-line prepayment option is encouraged for your children. is available for parents to place money electronically on their child's account. The Benefits of include:

  • You may use a credit card or debit card to put funds on account.
  • You may monitor your child's daily usage amount and what items they may be purchasing
  • An email reminder may be sent to you when funds on account are below a certain amount to ensure your child does not run out of money.
  • You may setup an automatic payment

 To create an account you will need the student ID. You can sign up for an account here:  MySchoolBucks

Payments made through this third party vendor are completely optional. You may also make payments the traditional way in the cafeteria. There is a small transaction fee per transaction of 4.5% when adding funds to your students account that is assessed for using this service that goes to the third party, Heartland Payment Systems. Any questions concerning may be answered by calling (855) 832-5226.

Free/Reduced Lunch Application  ​​

Apply for school meal benefits the easy way!  Applying online allows your school to process your application for meal benefits faster than ever before.  Your information is secure and MySchoolApps walks you through the entire application process, ensuring it's complete and ready to submit.

Click here to start your application.

Paying Other School Fees

There may occasionally be fees for things like field trips, lab supplies, or spirit wear.  Many SCCPSS schools are now providing a convenient electronic option for paying those fees. Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools are utilizing School Cash Online to allow parents to pay for school fees online. For more information on School Cash Online and how to register, please see the link below.

SchoolCash Online Parent Registration Instructions.pdf

FAQs - School Cash Online Savannah.pdf

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