Online Meal Accounts

Ellington Food Services is pleased to offer parents the ability to manage their child’s meal account over the Internet by using Payschoolscentral.com, an online school management tool. It may be accessed via payschoolscentral.com.

With payschoolscentral.com, parents can log in at any time to make a deposit to their child’s account, view their child’s account balance, set up recurring deposits to their child’s account, set up e-mail notifications when their child’s account falls below a certain dollar amount, or view what the child has purchased on their account in the past 30 days. Payments processed before 9pm ET should post to the student’s account the next morning, in most cases.

There is a $1.75 transaction fee that is assessed to each electronic check processing transaction and 4.75% transaction fee to each credit card deposit. The fee is only charged when you add money to your child’s account. You can view their account balance and see what they have purchased without having to incur this fee. If you have multiple children enrolled in the District, you can add money to each child’s account during the same transaction.

Transactions processed by PayForIt.net are safe and secure using Secure Socket Link, SSL, technology with Digicert. With this technology, schools can be assured that all student information, credit card information and all other student data will be highly encrypted and secure. If you choose not to use PayForIt.net for credit card or electronic check processing transfer transactions, the District continues to accept cash and checks at each school cafeteria.

If you have any questions about this, you may received help under the “Help” menu option Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and a Contact Us feature which are addressed directly by the payschoolscentral.com Help Support Staff.

You may also contact the food service director, Lindsay Cowles, cowlesl@whitsons.com
(860) 896-2339 x 301.