Paying for Meals

The Northshore School District, like all others in the state, will again charge for school lunch and breakfast at the start of the 2022-23 school year.  The Federal COVID-19 waivers that have allowed U.S. public schools to offer free breakfasts and lunches to all students regardless of income expired at the end of the 2021-22 school year. 

Please ensure you are prepared for the new school year by adding money to your student's meal account or applying for Free or Reduced-price Meal Benefits

Is your student transferring out of the district or graduating? Do they have money left on their meal account? Please fill out this application to help us determine how to reconcile their remaining balance.  https://go.nsd.org/mealbalance

You can pay by cash or check at your school. Checks should be made out to Northshore School District and indicate "school meals" in the memo line. You can also manage your student's meal account safely and securely online with TITAN School Solutions. The TITAN Family Portal allows you to: 

  • Make online payments to your student's account (Accepts Visa and MasterCard)
  • Add money to multiple students during the same session and only pay one convenience fee of $2.60.
  • Remotely monitor your children’s cafeteria meal accounts 
  • Set up automatic and recurring payments 
  • Set up low account balance email and text alerts 
  • Transfer money between students 
  • Submit an online application for free and reduced meals

Need to create an account? Click the button and then select "Sign Up Today" and follow the instructions to link your students to your account.

Pay online - titan

Meal Charge Procedure

This procedure is intended to be proactive and appropriate for students at different grade levels with an emphasis on minimizing any embarrassment that can be caused by a student running out of money on their student meal account.

Regardless of account standing, all students will be offered a reimbursable breakfast and reimbursable lunch each day.  This will be the only allowable charge on a negative balance account. 

Elementary School Low & Negative Balance Process

  • An effort shall be made by Food Services to communicate with the student's household so payment can be issued before the account goes into the negative.  Written low balance notices will be sent home when the balance on the meal account is low.  The notice will be placed in the teacher's box to be given to the student to take home.
  • When the account balance reaches the equivalent of negative two lunches, Food Services staff will connect the family and problem solve. 
  • The purchase of ala carte items when an account is negative, or will become negative due to the charge, is strictly prohibited. 
  • Unpaid meal charges must be paid in full when a student graduates or moves to a new school district. 

Secondary School Low & Negative Balance Process

  • An effort will be made by the cashier to let the student know when their account is low and when the account goes into the negative. 
  • When the account balance reaches the equivalent of negative two lunches, Food Services staff will connect with the family and problem solve. 
  • The purchase of ala carte items when an account is negative, or will become negative due to the charge, is strictly prohibited.
  • Unpaid meal charges must be paid in full when a student graduates or moves to a new school district.

The goal of Northshore School district Food Services breakfast and lunch program is to provide healthy meals to children during the school year. You play a key role in this effort, and are responsible for purchases made by your child in our school cafeterias and in keeping their meal accounts in good standing.

Questions regarding meal balances?

Please email eblack@nsd.org if you have questions regarding your school meal balance.