• Meal Accounts Student Meal Accounts - MySchoolBucks

    If you had an account with MyLunchMoney -- Your online payments account has been successfully upgraded to MySchoolBucks (www.myschoolbucks.com). Your MyLunchMoney registered email address will be your MySchoolBucks username and your current password will stay the same.
    Just a few important things to note:
    • All of your students, account balances, meal histories, SmartPay (automatic payment) settings and profile details are still available.
    • If you used the MyLunchMoney mobile app on your smartphone, please remove and download the MySchoolBucks mobile available for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.
    • Payments made through MySchoolBucks will appear on your bank/credit card statement as the name of the district where your student attends school.

    Depositing Money Into Accounts
    Use this link to make a deposit MySchoolBucks.com.

    If sending in checks to pay for lunches, please send a separate check to each building your child(ren) attends, make checks payable to the Tonawanda City School District.

    Student Account Balances
    Starting May 16,  2016 - students will be allowed to charge meals only if funds are in their account. 
    From September - May: Please note that students without money for their meals will be allowed to charge food purchases to their account up to a limit of $5. Once their account balance reflects a negative balance of $5, they will no longer be able to charge food purchases. In this case, children are provided with an alternate meal -- a sandwich and a drink -- so that no child goes without eating.
    Please know that there is no requirement for the District to provide a child with food if they do not have money to pay for a meal - the District follows this alternate meal practice based on a local decision made by the Board of Education.
    Please know in advance that if a child owes $5 or more on his/her account, a regular full school breakfast or lunch will not be provided - the alternate meal will be given in place of the regular meal. This is done because the District does not receive Federal and State funding on charged meals.
    We appreciate your cooperation in making sure your child's account balance remains positive so that they are able to fully participate in the District's Breakfast and Lunch programs.


    A new cafeteria program, through SL-Tech, introduces a device that allows students to access meal accounts by using a sensor that identifies the child by the touch of his/her finger. The technology uses a scanner to generate an image of the ridges and valleys in the finger. This image is converted to a template which consists of minutiae points on a finger that are unique to an individual. It is not a fingerprint.
    The scan image/ID match is pictured here.scan image
    When a student places his/her finger on the touchpad scanner, the system creates a numerical template based on the scan image, checks it against templates in the database and returns an ID match. The scan is not a fingerprint. There is no way to generate a fingerprint from a child's template.
    For more information about the process, please read the SL-Tech Technical FAQs Information Sheet.
    Middle and High School students can still use their 9-digit student ID number or slide their ID card through the new device to pay for meals.