Payments and Refunds

  • Online Payment Information

    The Solana Beach School District Child Nutrition Program uses “My School Bucks” system for all its online meal payments. Families have the ability to create student meal accounts, track account balances, receive account balance notifications, request receipts, make deposits, and other meal account information. To create a student account, or for more information, please visit MySchoolBucks.

    Refund Requests

    Requesting a refund for any unused lunch money is simple. Before requesting a refund, please be sure to cancel any automatic payment withdrawals within the MySchoolBucks website. Please email Terra Carlson and type CNS Refund Request on the subject line of the email.

    Please include:
    - Child’s name
    - Amount of refund requested
    - Mailing address

    Child Nutrition Services will verify remaining balances and a refund check will be processed if a remaining balance exists. Please allow at least 15-20 business days for the refund check to be processed.

    Please Note

    The MySchoolBucks system does not automatically transfer or refund your balance at the end of the school year, or when your child leaves our school district. The funds stay in your account until you make a determination about the balance. If you have more than one child in our district you can transfer funds between children.

    If you would like a refund, or need to transfer funds to a sibling in our district, our staff can facilitate that transaction. Please contact Terra Carlson via email or call (858) 794-7121.

  • Non-Discrimination Statement

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
    Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
    Fax (202) 690-7442