Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Children need healthy meals to learn, so the Mt. Lebanon School District is committed to offer healthy meals every school day for our students. For the 2019-2020 school year, breakfast costs $1.60; lunch costs $2.50 for elementary students and $2.65 for middle school and high school students. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch. Click the link below for free or reduced price meal benefits, and a set of detailed instructions to help you apply.

2019-2020 Free and Reduced Lunch Application

You can also apply for free and reduced meals online via the state's COMPASS portal. Please follow the link below to begin the online application.


PaySchools Central Information is an online lunch money accounting system where you easily monitor and deposit money into student lunch accounts.

By logging onto, you can easily :

  • Set up an account
  • Deposit money at your convenience using a credit card
  • Set e-mail reminders to notify you when your child's account has a low balance
  • Set up recurring payments
  • Check your child's account balance (no fee charged)
  • Request an activity report to check account activity for the previous 30 days (no fee charged)

To set up an account, all you will need is:

  • A valid email address
  • A credit card
  • Your child's student identification number, school and grade

There will be a 3.9% per transaction fee. Each child in your family can be set up on the same account therefore you can add money to each child's account during the same transaction. Transactions processed by pay are safe and secure using Secure Socket Link. With this technology, schools can be assured that all student information, credit card and all other student data will be highly encrypted and secure. Once the money is put on the account, it typically appears on the account in about 30 minutes.

Please follow the link below to a video that will walk you through how to add funds to your student's account.

PaySchools Central Tutorial video

If you choose not to use pay for credit card transactions, the District will continue to accept cash and checks. Click here for more information.

Smart Snacks

As part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, effective July 1st 2014 all schools that participate in the national school lunch program must implement the new USDA Smart Snack rules. These 'Smart snacks in school' standards apply to foods and drinks sold in vending machines, school stores, snack carts and ala carte lines during the school day. The new Smart Snacks in School rules set limits on calories, fats, sugar and sodium and encourage the consumption of dairy, whole grains, proteins, fruits and vegetables.

Click HERE for the USDA's smart snacks in school guidelines