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Why K12 Payment Center

Last Updated: 9/13/2022 4:02 PM

Cherokee County Schools is pleased to offer an online payment option through K12 Payment Center for the convenience of our parents and families.

Why choose online payments?

  • Make payments for meals and school fees online securely using your credit or debit card.
  • Have more than one child in the district? You can deposit money into multiple accounts with just one payment.
  • Get quick and easy access to your child's account 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • The ability to:
    • See 90 calendar days of purchases and payments,
    • Check your child’s meal account balance, and 
    • Get low balance alerts by email and/or text.
  • Receive email and text notifications when school fees are assigned to your student.
  • No more lost lunch money or sending checks into the district office.
  • Set up monthly or weekly recurring payments.
  • Peace of mind, knowing exactly what you money is being spent on.
  • There are no banners, pop ups ads or advertising.
  • We do not share any information with third parties, other than your financial institution and your child's school.
  • The website is secure and utilizes all of the current industry privacy standards.

Helpful Hints:

If you are new to the online payment center, you will need to create a new account. You will need:

  • Your student's identification number.  This can be found on your student's bus pass, or on middle/high school class schedules.  You may also contact the school office to ask for your student's PowerSchool ID number.
  • A personal email account to receive confirmations after payments have been processed as well as to set up low balance notifications.
  • A valid credit or debit card, even if you register just to monitor your student's account. 

Fees for Online Payments:

A processing fee for each online transaction is assessed at the time of transaction. This transaction fee does not go to the School Nutrition Program of Cherokee County Schools. This is a convenience fee charged by K12 Payment Center. It is a variable fee based on the payment amount. For payments up to $100.00, the convenience fee is $1.95. For payments over $100.00, the fee is 2.99%. Additionally, customers have the option of using electronic checks with a fee of $.95 regardless of the payment amount.

Still need assistance?

For more information, go to or call the Cherokee County School Nutrition office  at 770-721-8419.  Start managing your child’s account online today!