it can be difficult to keep track of lunch payments to the
school district. To help simplify
Mooresville School Corporation has enrolled in an internet based
service called Café Prepay. This service is a website
where you can pay for School Meals using your
Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. Participation
is voluntary; you may enroll at any time.
enables parents to keep track of their child's account balance.
In addition, the website offers Automatic Replenish.
This is optimal for the student whose lunch spending varies greatly
from day to day. With automatic replenish, when the student's
account balance goes below a specified amount, another specified
amount is then deposited into the student's account via credit
card. Using "automatic replenish on low balance," the
student will never run out of money. Conversely, your credit
card will not be charged until the student's balance goes below
the specified dollar amount.
To get started,
you will first enroll at Cafeprepay.com. You will be asked
to enter your email address and create a password,
will be used each time you log in. Please note that a valid email
address is required and that Café Prepay stores any necessary
personal information in a secure, offline database which is accessed
only to process payments and send payment confirmations via email.
When you enroll, you will need your student's I.D. number. You
can find this number on your child's report card.
Before now, we have not been able to accept credit card payments.
Businesses that accept credit cards must
forfeit a percentage
of the sale to the credit card company, as well as pay a transaction
fee and a monthly fee. Café Prepay was implemented in
2000 to collect credit card payments on behalf of school districts
across the country. Our school offices cannot accept credit cards.
This is an online service only.
to keep this service free to the school district, any item
requiring Café Prepay to advance
credits to your child's account is sold at a small percentage
of the transaction amount. This website fee covers all costs
involved with this sevice, such as website maintenance,
personnel, support, processing, and electronically transferring
payments to school bank accounts and infrastructure costs.
Once a payment has been made to Comalex by the parents, the school will receive notification regarding the transaction so it may be applied to the student's lunch account. All receipts will come to the parent and school by emails from Comalex. There is a service charge to parents, from Comalex, for using this service. Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation is not responsible for enrolling parents into Café Prepay or for transactions that occur between the parents and Comalex.
To get started,
you will need to deposit at least $40 in you student's account.
The amount you deposit will be in your child's account within 24 hrs. Be sure to plan ahead so that
your student has money in their account. Please note that
is not available for use between 10a.m. and 2p.m. Eastern
If you have
questions about the Café Prepay system, please view
the Café Prepay Frequently Asked Questions page for
more information. If
you have questions that are not answered on the website, we encourage
you to use the "contact" link for Café Prepay.
If you have questions related to your child's specific account,
contact Martha Sumner, Food Service
Director, at 831-0950,
We hope you
find this service a convenient alternative.