Prepayment Information & Charge Policy


Prepayment is encouraged, as it allows lunch lines to go faster and maintains a positive experience for all of our students.

Online Payments may be made through, an outside vendor that allows you to create your own account for your student.  

mySchoolbucks On-Line Payment Information     

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Meal Payments

May also be made at the School site or District Office via cash or check (payable to RUSD Food & Nurtrition Services).  If sending the payment, please put in a envelope which has the students name, ID #, and school.  We will credit students account immediately, and funds will be available for use.  


        Did you know you can combine student account balances ?
The balance will show up the same for all student accounts you join.
If you make payments on line via,
you can make a payment for any student.
If you are interested in combining accounts, please send your request to:

Food & Nutrition Services  720 Ninth St.  Ramona, CA 92065   or
 email to: 
(include the names and ID numbers of the students for whom you want to combine accounts.)


Breakfast              Lunch                    Milk or Juice

Elementary                                 $1.25                  $2.50                            50¢

Middle School                             $1.50                   $3.00                           50¢

High School                                 $1.50                   $3.00                           50¢

Reduced Price                              $  .25                   $  .40

Adults                                           $2.50                   $4.00

Returned Checks
Returned checks will be assessed a $25.00 service fee.

Procedures for Collection of Past Due Lunch Money 

The Food and Nutrition Services Department has, unfortunately, been unsuccessful in collecting past due lunch fees from a number of families in prior years.  Balances (both positive and negative) carry forward from year to year and from school to school.  All meals eaten before a Free or Reduced-Price application is processed and approved are the responsibility of the parent/guardian and must be paid for as required by law.  If your child has charged a meal in the cafeteria, that money needs to be paid the next day. 


The school accounting system/POS system is a pre-paid system.  Parents must deposit money into their child’s account before meals are served.  Payments may be made daily, weekly, monthly or annually.  Parents can set up on-line accounts to pay using a credit or debit card.  It is the parent’s responsibility to make sure money is in the account.  At elementary schools, students are allowed to charge two meals, and after that an alternate meal is provided that meets meal guidelines.  If money is owed, students are not allowed to purchase a la carte food or beverage items.  Students at the middle or high schools are not allowed to charge for meals or a la carte items.  Parents will receive automated phone or email messages when balances turn negative.

However, if the money has not been received by June 1 of each school year, the following procedures will be followed:


Elementary Schools:

               A final notification will be sent home.

  • If payment is still not received, the student will not be allowed to participate in any extra-curricular activities including, but not limited to:  class picnics, school BBQ’s, 6th grade promotion activities, and any other student body parties or functions.
  • The school will hold promotion certificates for Kindergarten and sixth graders until payment is made.
  • The school will hold report cards for all grades until payment is made.
  • Sixth grade students who do not make payment before school is out will not be allowed to pick up their schedule at Olive Peirce Middle School until the bill is paid.

Secondary Schools:

  • A final notification will be sent home.
  • If payment is still not received, the student will not be allowed to participate in the following activities until paid:
  • Choices Assemblies
  • ASB dances or club functions
  • Any other extra-curricular activities
  • Incoming seventh and ninth grade students will not be given a class schedule until all District fines, fees, and past due payments are cleared.
  • All graduating students will have their diploma held by the school until payment has been made.

    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture (2) fax: (202) 690-7442 (3) email:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    1400 Independence Avenue, SW

    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider

    The school will hold report cards for all grades until payment is made.