Parents, guardians, employees, and students may pay safely and securely online for meals and food purchases using PayPAMS (Parent Account Management System). Credit cards or electronic funds transfer from a checking or savings account are acceptable methods of payment. PayPAMS may be used to: make online payments, view purchases, monitor meal account balances, and set up and manage email alerts.
Instructions to log in or set up a PayPAMSs account are listed below.
PayPAMS Instructions for New Users - English
PayPAMS Instructions and Helpful Tips - English
PayPAMS Instructions and Helpful Tips - Spanish
Contact PayPAMS Support by selecting the Contact Us link at https://paypams.com if you experience problems. If you still experience problems related to meal account payments, please call PayPAMS at 1-877-726-7586.
FAQs (frequently asked questions)
How soon will my payment be added to the meal account?
Your payment is verified immediately when you make it online. It is finalized in the online payment system within 24 hours and posted to the meal account on the first school day following. It may take 48-72 hours after the payment was received by the school district for the updated balance to be reflected in PayPAMS.
How will I know what my account balance is?
You can see your meal account balance at any time on the PayPAMS online payment system.
How will I know when the meal account needs more money?
You can choose to receive an e-mail alert when your account balance reaches a specific level that you set. If you have more than one student on your PayPAMS account, you may set specific alerts for each student.
How can I see all the payments made to the meal account?
You can see all payments made online or by cash or check, along with all of food and beverage purchases, for any range of dates, in PayPAMS.
How can I transfer money between students when both attend district schools?
Money may be transferred from one student's account to another using PayPAMS or by contacting the district Food and Nutrition Services department at 952-707-2051.
How can I request a refund if my student leaves the district or graduates?
If money is left in an account upon graduation, or a student moves out of the district, a refund can be issued by sending a written request (with your signature) to:
District Food and Nutrition Services
200 W Burnsville Parkway
Burnsville, MN 55337
At the end of each school year, we will attempt to automatically transfer funds from graduating students to siblings, if the siblings are attending school in the district.
Refunds will only be issued in amounts of $10.00 or greater. Adults may request refunds if they are leaving the district and the account has $10.00 or greater.
Is there a fee to use PayPAMS?
No, there is no fee for users of the PayPAMS software.
Will my credit card or bank information be secure making a payment online?
PayPAMS is a secure site with full protection of your payment and your child’s information.
What do I do if I forget my PayPAMS password?
Follow the “Forgot Password” instructions located at http://paypams.com