Heartland School Solutions, a division of Heartland Payment Systems, has launched its new MyLunchMoney mobile payments application so that parents of school-aged children can better manage school meal expenses from their smart phones and tablets.
Available on Apple iOS, Android and Windows Mobile, Heartland’s new mobile payments app enables parents to use their smart phones or mobile devices to prepay for student meals, replenish their child’s account using credit cards, debit cards or electronic checks, and view recent activity for their children while on the go.
One of the first secure PCI-DSS and Visa CISP compliant online prepayment systems for school payments, MyLunchMoney also enables parents to view current account balances and student meal purchases, arrange recurring payments when their account reaches a low balance threshold, and set daily or weekly spending limits.
MyLunchMoney is already in use by some of the larger school districts in the country including the New York City Department of Education; Palm Beach County School District of West Palm Beach, Florida; Montgomery County Public Schools of Rockville, Maryland; Fairfax County Public Schools of Springfield, Virginia; D.C. Public Schools of Washington, D.C.; Denver Public Schools of Colorado; Austin Public Schools of Texas; among others.
Heartland says the mobile app helps increase flexibility, convenience and control for parents looking to pay for their child’s school meals and school activity fees. And for schools, the MyLunchMoney solution shortens lines, reduces cash handling, and tightens cash controls, allowing schools to serve more students in less time while reducing administrative costs.