Point of Sale (POS) System
How does the QSP POS system work?
Every student has an account in the cafeteria that can be accessed by their Personal Identification Number (PIN). At meal time, the student chooses their lunch components, then enters their PIN. The computer accesses the student's account. Upon entry of the PIN, the cashier is able to view the student's picture to ensure the correct student is being charged.
How do I put money into my child's account?
Payments can be made a variety of ways. Students may bring in cash to be deposited into their account, however, checks are preferred. Checks should be made payable to "North Allegheny Cafeteria Fund". Money can be deposited at any time during the week.
Additionally, the District is accepting online check and credit card payments via PayForIt.net. See below for more information.
What if my child is eligible for free or reduced price meals?
If your child is eligible for free meals and enters their PIN at the POS, the computer system will not charge the student for the meal purchase. If your child is eligible for reduced price meals, the system will charge the child the reduced meal price, deducting the meal from the student's balance.
Please keep in mind that all a la carte items are an additional charge, regardless if the student is eligible for free or reduced price meals.
What are the benefits of an online system?
- Parents do not need to send in cash with their children. It can get lost, misplaced, and can be dirty.
- The serving lines move faster when cash is not being handled. This allows students more time to eat and socialize.
- Free and reduced price students cannot be easily identified by their peers.
- Eliminates the need for tickets.
- Student purchases can be tracked regardless if the child has an account balance or not.
PayForIt.net - Online payment system for cafeteria purchases
Parents now have the ability to pay online and manage their child's account. This includes spending history, balance information, and setting spending limits.
Parents will need to set up an account using their child's full name and account number. There is no fee for setting up an account, but there is a convenience fee for any payments made using the PayForIt website. For all check deposits on PayForIt.net, there is a $1.25 service fee. Credit card deposits are subject to a 5.75% fee. Students are still able to hand-deliver checks directly to their cafeteria to avoid fees.
More questions on funding accounts? Check out the PayForIt Parent User Guide.