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e-Funds for Schools On-line Payment Option for Meal Program
The Owen J. Roberts School District uses a program call e-Funds for Schools for parents to make payments for their children’s meal accounts. This program offers various options for parents/guardians who choose to make payments on-line and is extremely user friendly. You have the ability to have meal payments electronically withdrawn from your checking account or charged to your credit card. You will also still have the option of making payments at any time at your child’s school. The district does not request or keep records of family checking or credit card account information.
The e~Funds for Schools electronic payment service is provided to the school by a third party service provider. The service provider has a nominal fee for their service. There is a $1.00 transaction convenience fee for each electronic checking payment that you make. The system carries a Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) charge if the payment is returned. For payments made by credit or debit card, there is a convenience fee of $2.65 per each $100 increment in the transaction. When you set up your account, please review your options carefully.
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, purpose of the payment, and the amount of the item will be sent to you each time that a payment is to be processed. The e-Funds for School site is secure and uses industry standard data encryption.
How does e-Funds for Schools work?
o Families set up and maintain their own logins, passwords, and payment preferences. Your account information is retained in a password-protected file.
o On-line 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.
o Payments from a credit card or checking account may easily be set up.
o Parents/guardians may establish a reoccurring payment or may opt to make a one-time payment.
o The program offers various types of options to families for food service payment and may be expanded to include other fees in the future.