How to Pay for Your Child's Meals

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How to Pay for Your Child's Meals

Families prepay for school meals using one of three methods; using our online payment system, sending a check or bringing cash to the Lunch Express office, 2130 Pinehurst Dr.

Middleton, WI  53562,or dropping off payment in the Lunch Express dropbox at each school.

Paying online

Lunch Express uses a website called for parents to manage their student account(s). You may pay for meals, check account balances, set a low balance email alert and view transactions from the previous 90 days.

Accessing Your Account

To access your student account(s), you will need each student's district ID number. This will be the number they use to access school computer and library services throughout their years with the district. Please contact Mary Spurgat at 829-2343 ( if you need assistance with your student(s) ID Number.

Making Deposits Online

Parents can choose to make a credit or debit card deposit in their student account. A $1.95 convenience fee for each complete deposit is paid by the user. Lunch Express does not receive any part of this fee. It is for the convenience of online account management. If you have multiple students within the district, we recommend one deposit for all individual student accounts for $1.95. The payment will post to students account almost immediately.

Making Deposits in Person

Parents can deposit cash or checks made out to Lunch Express at the Lunch Express Office located at the District Operations Center or any of the schools secure drop boxes. Cash payments are recommended only at the Lunch Express office to provide you with a receipt of the transaction. Please indicate students' first names in the memo section of your check or first and last name if their last name is different. Unless otherwise indicated, the DOC will split the amount evenly among each child in the family.

Free & Reduced Lunch

The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District announced its policy for children unable to pay the full price of school meals or milk served under the Special Milk Program. Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

View More information about the Free and Reduced program, including this year's household size and income limits.

Application forms are being sent to all homes with a notice to parents or guardians. To apply for free milk, households must fill out the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal's office in each school. The information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program officials. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.