Pricing, Prepayment & Meal Charge Policy

Our district provides both breakfast and lunch with a full fresh salad bar daily. A full breakfast meal for paid students costs $3.25 and a full lunch meal for paid students costs $4.00. If your student is eligible for reduced-price meals, a full breakfast meal is .30 and a full lunch meal is .40. If your student is eligible for free meals there is no charge for either a full breakfast or a full lunch meal. 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.
  • Students who have not qualified for a free or reduced (our district does not charge students that qualify at this level) price meal, and do not have enough money to pay for their meal, will have a charge added to their cafeteria account for the meals they are provided. Students will not be allowed to select ala carte items nor will they be provided a second breakfast or lunch meal on a single day.
  • 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].