Pricing, Prepayment & Meal Charge Policy

Beginning in School Year (SY) 2022–23, California will become the first state to implement a statewide Universal Meals Program for all school children. California’s Universal Meals Program is designed to build on the foundations of the federal National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). California’s State Meal Mandate is expanded to include both a nutritiously adequate breakfast and lunch for all children each school day.
We provide a full breakfast and lunch menu including fresh salads daily. We also sell a variety of a la carte items at both serving periods (prices vary). However, a la carte items are not covered or included in the National School Lunch Program and all students regardless of program eligibility will be charged full price for these items.  Adult meal prices vary. 
All students and staff have accounts set-up with the district upon enrollment/hire. The district encourages all households to make use of the online prepayment option through MySchool Bucks. This way, students do not have to spend the extra time checking-out with the cashiers during their lunch and break periods and they don't have to carry cash with them on campus. Payment can also be made in person via cash or check (made out to SYVUHSD) at the cashier line. 
To set-up your MySchoolBucks account please click here.
You can also download the MySchoolBucks app for apple or android devices.
The Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District is required to notify student households of the Student Meal Charge Policy. The Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District's Student Meal, Charge Policy states:
  • All students will be offered a breakfast and lunch daily. A la carte items or additional meals will be charged to their student account or paid for in cash.
  • When a student's cafeteria account balance reaches negative $5.00, the Food Services Director will notify the Business Office. Automated telephone calls and notification letters will be sent to the household until the account balance is no longer in the negative.
  • The District will make every effort to collect a student's unpaid meal debt, which may result in the school principal speaking to the parents or guardians of students that regularly have a negative balance.
  • Food Services will make Free and Reduced Meal Program applications available online at . Families can also come into the business office to speak to Maryssa Lopez who can manually assist families in applying for free or reduced price meals.
If you have any questions about myschoolbucks or student accounts please contact Corina Krisher at [email protected].