The Ferguson-Florissant School District will offer a new way to pay for meals at school starting in August.
PayPAMS is an online prepayment system which allows parents and caregivers to make deposits directly into their child’s meal account, monitor lunchtime purchases and receive e-mail reminders when an account balance gets low.
Account deposits can be made online by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express), or by sending cash or a check directly to the child’s school for deposit. Accounts will be updated nightly, so that account balance information and payments will be current as of the following day. Deposits made online by credit card will incur a $ 1.95 processing fee per deposit. Funds that remain in a student’s account at the end of the school year will be available the following school year.
In order to use the PayPAMS online meal payment service, parents must create an account online as follows:
- Go to PayPAMS.com and click on the ‘Register now!’ button on the home page;
- Select the state and school district;
- Create a username and password and provide contact information;
- Add children to the account;
- Make payments or set up automatic payments when an account gets low.
“We are pleased to be able to offer this convenient way for parents and caregivers not only to pay for their child’s meals at school, but to also monitor the food choices their child makes at school,” said Ferguson-Florissant’s chief financial officer Laura Modrusic.
About the Ferguson-Florissant School District
The Ferguson-Florissant School District, located in suburban St. Louis, serves more than 11,000 students from preschool through 12th grade with an excellent comprehensive educational program. Fully accredited by the state of Missouri, the Ferguson-Florissant School District operates 17 elementary schools, three middle schools, three A+ and AdvancED-accredited high schools and an alternative school. In addition, the District includes a nationally-recognized early education program, the award-winning Challenger Learning Center space education facility and the Little Creek Nature Area, a 97-acre nature preserve which offers experiential learning opportunities for students in science, biology, ecology and related areas of study.