Pre-Payment Options

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.

Your check is welcome at all schools in the Cleveland County BOE.

Cleveland County Schools BOE recognizes that occasionally a parent may inadvertently overdraw a checking account and a check may be returned by your bank. In order to recover these funds in a private and professional manner, the Cleveland County BOE has contacted with CHECKredi of Kentucky, a company based in Lexington, KY for collection of returned checks.

Each person writing a check to a school or the School System should write the check on a commercially printed check with your nameaddress and one phone number. Counter or starter checks will not be accepted. When a person writes a check to a school or the School System, the person writing the check agrees that, if the check is returned, that it may be represented electronically on the same account, and that the fee established by law, may be debited from the same account.

If the check and fee are not collected electronically, then CHECKredi will contact you by mail and by telephone in order for you to make arrangements to pay. Payments may be made to CHECKredi by mailing to 406 Park Place or the P.O. Box 11848 Lexington, KY 40578. Payments of the check and fee may be made electronically at by using a credit card, debit card, or electronic check without additional fee by calling 1-800-742-2925. 

Child Nutrition Services gladly accepts checks for the amount of purchase or for the prepayment of meals under these conditions:

  • Checks must include the following information: full name, street address, phone number.
  • When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us to use information from the check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account, or to process the payment as a check transaction.
  • Checks must be made payable to the school cafeteria.
  • Only personal checks with preprinted name and address will be accepted. (No business or counter checks.)
  • One check may be used to pay on multiple accounts at the same school by listing all the account numbers and the amount of money to go on each account in the memo section of the check

Online Payments

Online Payments: Lunch_Prepay

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.