During 2021-22, there will be no charge for students to receive breakfasts and lunches. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended no-cost meals through the school year as part of pandemic relief efforts. Students will continue to be charged for a la carte items and milk (when not purchased as part of a meal).
Meal Payment Options
Parents in Omaha Public Schools can quickly add money to their student's meal account through SchoolCafe any time, day or night. A SchoolCafe account lets families pay by debit or credit card, set up low-balance email reminders, set up automatic payments and see their child's spending and account balance.
Please Note: A $2.00 minimum balance is required and there is a 5% convenience fee per transaction.
Cash or Check
If you have not set up a SchoolCafe account, your child's school can always accept cash or a personal check. Please place your payment in a sealed envelope and write your child's full name, grade and student ID number on the outside. Cash and checks are deposited into your child's account the same day they are received. If you write a personal check, be sure that the check is pre-printed with your mailing address and you write the amount clearly. Make checks payable to the school cafeteria, write your home and work phone number on the upper left-hand corner and write the student's full name and ID number on the memo line of the check.
End of Year Balances
Meal account balances are carried over from year to year. If your family is leaving the district, you may request a refund of the balance.
For graduating seniors, all funds will be automatically refunded to the parent/guardian who is listed in Infinite Campus at the end of the school year.