What is e-Funds for Schools?
This is an online payment program that ties into Skyward. It allows parents/guardians who wish to participate an online method to deposit money for breakfast and lunch expenses. The e-Funds for Schools electronic payment service is provided to the school by a third-party service provider. The district does not request or keep records of family checking or credit card account information.
Is e-Funds for Schools secure?
The e-Funds for Schools site is secure and uses industry-standard data encryption.
What are the benefits of e-Funds for Schools?
Online payments will help eliminate the worry that your children could lose or forget the money intended for school items or that it might be spent on other non-school-related items. Parents/guardians may establish a reoccurring payment or may opt to make a one-time payment. Your payment history for the year is available with a click of the mouse.
Is there a charge to use e-Funds for Schools?
There is a $1.00 transaction convenience fee for each electronic checking payment (ACH) that you make.
For payments made by credit or debit card, there is a convenience fee of $2.65 per $100 increment in the transaction.
For ACH there is a $15.00 charge for Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF). For debit and credit cards there is not a charge for declined payments.
Must I use e-Funds for Schools or can I still send a check/cash to the school?
No, you do not have to use e-Funds for Schools. Participation in the program is voluntary. You can still send a check or cash with your student(s) as you have done in the past.
How do I access and set up an account with e-Funds for Schools?
You can access e-Funds for Schools through Skyward Family Access under the Food Service link.
The e-Funds Registration Guide has step-by-step directions to set up your account.
You'll first need to locate your Family ID in Skyward so that you can enter that number when creating your e-Funds for Schools account. The registration guide shows you how to locate the Family ID in Skyward.
Families set up and maintain their own logins, passwords, and payment preferences.
Your account information is retained in a password-protected file.
Forgotten logins and passwords are resolved from the e-Funds for Schools website.
Once your account is set up, you can set up e-Funds payments on your mobile device by following this Mobile Payments Parent Guide.
How do I know what payments are made through e-Funds for Schools?
You are in full control of your account and can make a payment at any time that is convenient for you. No payments will be allowed without your knowledge and authorization through this secure payment system. By providing your home and/or work email address, an email notification informing you of the student's name, the purpose of the payment, and the amount of the item will be sent to you each time that a payment is to be made.