Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student's meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.


SchoolBucks Information allows families to check account balances, review purchases, and even replenish student accounts online. Parents can login directly or choose to receive low-balance notifications by email.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I sign up?

Go to Click “Register Here for a Free Account.”

Choose “Virginia,” then “Louisa County Board of Education.”

Enter your information to register. After you have created an account, click “My Household” then “Add Student,” to bring all of your school-aged children into one account. You will need the student ID number or birthday of each student to add them to your account.

How much does this cost?

There is no charge to set up your family's account, monitor balances

or review purchase history. However, when transferring funds to accounts, Heartland Payment Systems

charges a $2.50 fee for each transaction for each student's account involved. If you want to add funds to the accounts of two children, the fee will total $5.

How much of these fees does Louisa County Public Schools collect?

There is no financial benefit to our school system or our individual schools. All of the fees collected go to Heartland Payment Services, the vendor who provides the service and handles all financial transactions through the site.

What if I don't want to pay online?

You are not required to pay online. Cash and checks will continue to be accepted at your child's cafeteria, as they always have been. Parents can use the system to monitor balances or purchases without incurring fees.

Online Payments

Online Payments: MySchoolBucks-NEW-web

Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student's name, their ID #, their teacher's name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student's first and last name, their ID #, their teacher's name, and the amount enclosed.