Meal Price & Online Payments


Welcome back everyone!
As a friendly reminder, Pasadena ISD will be returning to charging for school meals this year. Please be sure to fund your student’s meals account by paying online with MySchoolBucks.

Get Started Today:

  1. Go to or download the mobile app
  2. Create your free account and add your students using their school name/student ID
  3. View cafeteria purchases and add funds using your credit card

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Meal Prices for 2022-2023

Breakfast is FREE to all students 

Lunch Prices
Reduced-Price Lunch $0.40
Elementary/Middle Schools $2.50    
Intermediate Schools     $2.75
High Schools     $3.00

Meals may be purchased with cash or by using the online payment system, - please scroll down for link and directions.

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 Things to Know:
  • You will need your child's student ID # and school zip code to create an account in

  • Online payments show up in a student's account within 24-48 hours.

  • If you have more than one child in the District you can handle all online prepayments from the same online account.

  • Payments may be made with a major credit card.

  • In order to use the online prepayment service, a small convenience fee for each transaction will be assessed to cover the bank fees. The convenience fee is $2.75 per deposit transaction. Parents placing money into multiple meal accounts will only be charged one convenience fee per deposit transaction. Pasadena School District does not profit from the use of this site.

Payment of Meals

Students may prepay for meals (breakfast and lunch) on a weekly, biweekly, monthly, or on a semester basis. It is encouraged that students on a paid status or students who qualify for reduced price meals prepay; although, students may also pay on a daily basis in the serving line.  Prepayments are normally taken on Monday. The policy regarding the day when prepayments are made is a school’s decision. Payments may also be made online at www.myschoolbucks.comThe Pasadena Independent School District Nutrition Services will not accept personal checks.

Specially marked food service envelopes are available for use by parents when sending money to the school.  The envelope should be marked with the student’s name, grade level, and the amount enclosed. Parents are strongly encouraged to continually monitor their child’s meal account balance. When a student’s meal account is depleted, the District will notify the parents via phone message and notices sent home with students. The student will be given a grace period of two days where lunches may be charged. If parents do not send payments for their outstanding account balance by the end of the grace period students will be offered a courtesy meal and campus administration will then follow up with parents. A la Carte items may not be charged.  

If you have any questions about these services, please feel free to contact the Child Nutrition Services Department at 713-740-0146.