PrePayment Pre-Payment Options

Meal Account Balance Notification Procedures 

On-Line Lunch Payment
Parents can use Parent Portal to make on-line deposits into their child’s lunch account. Parent Portal is accessible through the website and district app (a free download in the Google Play or App stores). The transaction will run through PayPal, a secure payment system; however parents will complete the transaction entirely in Parent Portal.

Items to note about this service:

• There is a transaction fee for each deposit. The fees cover the PayPal transaction costs. The district is not making money from the transaction.
• Deposits are immediate and will appear in Parent Portal as soon as the transaction is complete. Therefore, if a parent forgets to send money with their child in the morning, they can go on-line and make the deposit before lunch to ensure he/she has money in the account.
• Parents will receive an email receipt with each transaction.
• Parents can make deposits in multiple children’s accounts at the same time.

Parents are still able to make deposits by sending money to school with their children.

Step-by-step directions for making an on-line deposit are below.

If you have questions about this service, please contact Tracy Dinges at 380-4226, ext. 1021 or tracy.dinges@harrisonvilleschools.org

HOW TO

1. Go to harrisonvilleschools.org
2. Click on Parent Portal.
3. Enter your username and password in the Parent tab (there are three tabs: Staff, Parent, Student). NOTE: If you do not have a Parent Portal username and password, please contact your child’s school to enroll.
4. Go to the Menu circle in the upper left hand corner.
5. Select $ Online Payment at the bottom right corner.
6. Enter the deposit amount in the appropriate boxes. NOTE: You can enter an amount for each child listed, or for only one child. NOTE: Each child’s balance is available in the Meal Account Balance column on this page.
7. Click on Proceed to Verification Step.
8. The next page will show your transaction, service charge, and total.
9. Click on Proceed to PayPal. NOTE: You do not have to create a PayPal account to use this service.
10. A new screen will pop up. Enter the requested information. DO NOT log into a PayPal account or create a new PayPal account.
11. Click on Review Order and Continue.
12. A confirmation screen will pop up. Click on Pay Now at the bottom of the screen to complete the transaction. 
13. A thank you screen will pop up and you will also receive an email receipt.
14. If you return to Parent Portal, your deposit will appear in the Meals area immediately.

Q&A

How much is the transaction fee?
It’s a sliding scale based on the amount of the deposit. For example, if you deposit $10, the fee is $.60 (6%). However, if you deposit $50, the fee is $1.80 (3.6%). You can see the fee before you hit the final button, so you can cancel if you don’t want to pay the fee, and prefer to send the money with your student.

Why are we not allowed to log-in on PayPal?
The fees are for credit card processing (interchange fee, transaction processing, etc). The online lunch program is considered a retail offering and patrons would be charged regardless of whether our portal is bypassed or PayPal is used directly. Additionally, in order for our financial system to interface and be compliant with MasterCard/Visa rules and regulations in regard to privacy in processing credit card transactions, the district must use our portal as a mechanism to record these deposits to the children’s lunch account.

Why did the district choose a service that included a transaction fee?
The system we offer is compatible with our Student Information Systems which tracks our lunch program. Our current agreement with the company includes this system, so there was no additional cost to the district and it is compatible with our records.

 

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student's meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.



Online Payments

Online Payments: Tyler

Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.


Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student's name, their ID #, their teacher's name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student's first and last name, their ID #, their teacher's name, and the amount enclosed.