Pre-Payment Options

  • Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student's meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch,

    Online Payments

    Online payments are a simple, safe, and secure way to make payments to your student's account 24 hours a day at your convenience. St. Louis Park Public Schools will be using a new system called WordWare beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

    Information Regarding Wordware

    All families must enroll in our new Wordware lunch system using information and instructions below. Any funds remaining in your child's previous lunch account have been transferred to the new system.

    We have partnered with Wordware Inc. to improve the effeciency of our processes. As a result, we have made some changes that we hope you will find exciting!

    Improved online meal payment system called Wordware (formerly Paypams)

    • Online payment transaction fee eliminated for families
    • Requires new lunch PIN numbers for each student 
    • Each individual student's participation information will remain separate, a new family account allows all students in your family to share available funds

    New online free and reduced meal benefits application

    • Confidential and user-friendly access to the online application form

    Here is how to enroll:

    Go to and click on the "Family Login" button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Your family's login information is included in the letter you received from the School Nutrition Department in early August. If you have a Middle School or High School student, you will use your Powerschool username and password to login. If you have an elementary student, click on the tab to begin our setup process. 

    If you have questions, please contact Jodie in the School Nutrition Department at 952-928-6146 or

    Send Check or Cash

    You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student's name, their ID #, their teacher's name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office. Checks can be made out to ISD 283.