K12 Payment Center

  • The Central Dauphin School District utilizes the MealsPlus Accounting System for the Cafeteria Services Program. The MealsPlus Cafeteria System utilizes the K12 Payment Center module to bring school lunch into the age of technology. Using the secure site to make payments and monitor student accounts provides you the assurance of knowing where your money is going and how it is being spent. Using K12PaymentCenter.com will remove the stress that comes with making sure your student has cash for lunch.    

    The K12PaymentCenter.com website was developed by Education Management Systems, Inc. a K-12 administrative software company headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina. Education Management Systems develops, distributes, and supports school accounting and food service management software in schools throughout the United States.

    K12PaymentCenter.com is the one-stop shop for automated school meal account management.

    • Make meal payments on the internet using your credit card
    • Check your child’s meal account balance
    • Get low balance alerts by e-mail
    • See what your child is buying

    There is no fee to parents/guardians for using Lunch Prepay.com.

    • The user transaction fee to make payments will be covered by the Central Dauphin School District, Cafeteria Services Program.
    • The registration fee for a “premium” account has been waived and will show as “$0.00”. Choose this option for the ability to see your student’s transactions online.
    • A minimum of $20.00 deposit to a student account is recommended for all transactions.
    • It typically takes less than a day from the time a parent/guardian registers until they can make a meal payment. Students must be verified before we can accept payments.
    • Generally, all meal payments are applied to your student’s meal account within 24 hours.

    If parents prefer not to use K12PaymentCenter.com to deposit funds, money may be added to student accounts by sending cash, checks, or money order made payable to “Central Dauphin School District Cafeteria Fund” to school with your student. Please note, when paying by check or money order, please include your student’s name and account number within the memorandum line. 

    The student number requested in the K12PaymentCenter.com module needed to add a student, is your student’s school identification number. This number has NOT changed from the previous school year. If you do not know your student’s id number, please contact the school building.

    Please click the link to access the K12 Payment Center site: K12PaymentCenter.com

    If you have any questions regarding your student’s meal account or account access, please contact Cafeteria Services, at (717) 545-4703, extension 70221.