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Negative Account Balances

Negative Account Balances

At Meridian World School, we do not believe in taking away food from students/children. If a student is hungry and has a negative account balance, they will still be fed, happily! Please note that the Food Services Director will immediately contact parents or guardians, first by email, then by phone call, and finally by mail to discuss the charges on the account. If our efforts fail, the Meridian School District Business Office will proceed to contact parents/guardians in an effort to reduce debt.

Our school lunch program is designed to be self-sufficient. This means that our kitchen staff and program Director work diligently to offer a fresh and scratch made meals every day without requiring extra funds from our school budget. It is imperative that every family understands that we cannot afford to have unpaid school meal balances. Our District must cover any negative accounts and allow our meal program to enter each school year debt free. These funds take away from any programs that would normally go towards educational programs or supplemental needs to support our teaching staff. Simply said, we cannot afford to give food away for free and continue to have a successful food program at our amazing school.

* NOTE: Meridian World School has been approved to offer Breakfast and Lunch to ALL Enrolled students for FREE for the entire 2021-22 school year under the generous NSLP Seamless Summer Options Waiver. Any charges to your student's meal account will be due to a la carte selections. For more information, please check our Meal Purchasing page. 

There are 2 different ways that families can pay for school lunches:

1. Open a MySchoolBucks account by visiting

2. By check or cash dropped off to any of our school offices. Be sure your payment is in a labeled envelope with your student's name and school meals. We can manually update your account.

If you ever have any questions regarding your student's lunch account, please email our Food Services Director at