Pre-Payment Options

Unpaid Meal Policy

At LPS Nutrition Services we are committed to providing high quality, healthy meals to our students.  We feel it is important to ensure we feed all kids, every day, in an equitable manner.  As such, we do our best to ensure parents are notified when their students' lunch accounts contain a negative balance.  Students at all grade levels are allowed to charge meals and complimentary meals are given in kindergarten - 8th grade once the charge limit has been reached.  Nutrition Services and school staff make every effort to contact parents and inform them when their students are receiving complimentary meals.  Per Federal Regulations, nutrition service departments cannot take on bad debt.  Therefore, bad debt must be covered by other sources such as the district general fund or donations.  Please see the document below for details.

LPS Procedure for Meal Charges Alternative Meals Delinquent Bad Debt 8.23.17.pdf

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the option to prepay your student's meal accounts.  Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and give students more time to eat, relax, and play.  It also gives you the peace of mind of knowing your student will always have money for lunch.  You can pay with a credit card online or at the school with cash or check.

On-line Payment Option

Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your student's account 24 hours a day at your convenience.  Go to to sign up for an account, check your student's balance, or change your alert settings.

Other Payment Options

You can bring cash or check to your student's school or send it to school with your student.  Please place money in an envelope marked clearly with your student's name, ID number, teacher's name, the amount enclosed, and the check number.  Turn in prepaid deposits to the kitchen manager, cafeteria cashier(s), or school office.

Download and Print a Pre-Formatted #10 Envelope for Payments

Meal Prices

Breakfast Prices:
Elementary: $1.75
Middle: $1.75
High: $1.95
Milk only: $0.75
Lunch Prices:
Elementary: $2.85
Middle: $3.10
High: $3.10
Adult: $3.85
Milk only: $0.75

Refunds and Transfers

Do you need a refund because your student is moving out of the LPS District or graduating? Or do you need to transfer lunch money from one child to another?

Please contact the Nutrition Services Office at 303-347-3355 to request a refund or to transfer lunch money. Please allow 4-8 weeks to process your refund. Transfers can be processed the same day.