College Station Independent School District

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Child Nutrition

2019-20 Applications for free and reduced meals are now available.

CSISD Child Nutrition Frequently Asked Questions

How can I check the balance on my child's account?

  1. Phone the cafeteria manager or the child nutrition office at 764-5450. They will be able to inform you of the balance on your child's account. 
  2. Register with PayPAMS online service to check you student's account online.

Can I block my child from buying snacks in addition to their meals?

Yes, this is done at the parent/ guardian's request. Just call your cafeteria manager requesting that your child only be able to purchase meals with the money on their account. A daily dollar limit may also be set at the parent's request.

How do I make a deposit into my child's account?

Deposits of cash or check are accepted at each campus cafeteria and at the Child Nutrition Office. If paying by check, please write the student's name and PIN# in the memo section of the check. Checks should be made payable to the name of the school's cafeteria (for example, "South Knoll Cafeteria") or to Child Nutrition. Credit card payments can be made online at www.PayPAMS.com.

What happens to the money in my child's account at the end of the school year, or if my child transfers to another school?

Money left in your child's account at the end of the school year will be available for that student's use in the next school year. For those students who transfer from one school to another within the district, any money left in their account will also be transferred.

Does my child have to purchase the entire meal?

We encourage students to purchase the entire meal by providing them with the best price possible. Lunch consists of five food components. A student must select three to five components and one must be a fruit or vegetable to qualify for the meal price. Food items may be purchased individually, however at an additional charge.

What if my student does not have enough money in their account to purchase a meal?

Students may charge meals up to the value of three breakfasts and three lunches (Elementary – $13.05, Intermediate, Middle and High School - $13.80).  An automated phone call occurs when a negative balance appears on a student’s account. If a student account exhausts the grace period/charge limit, the student must select a toasted cheese sandwich entrée for lunch and/or a cereal entrée for breakfast until the negative balance is paid. A la Carte items are not available for charging.


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