The Belvidere School District has upgraded the way parents fund their students’ lunch accounts by moving to a web-based real time system called PushCoin. Your student’s lunch balance from last year has already been transferred to our PushCoin system.
PushCoin provides a single payment platform with many user-friendly features, including:
Free electronic funding option with eCheck (no fees for using this service).
Email notifications with detailed purchase information.
Low balance account notifications.
Ability to check your student’s transaction history.
Ability to transfer funds between multiple students using the Move Money feature (you can transfer a portion of a deposit or balance to another student in the same family).
YOUR NEXT STEPS
In the next 24-48 hours you will receive an e-mail sent from our PushCoin account that will lead you through the parent access to your student’s account. The setup of the account will only take a couple of minutes. Once the account is setup, you can fund the account with additional money, if needed.
FUNDING THE ACCOUNT
Set up your payment method by clicking on Accounts and then click on Add Account:
Electronic check (eCheck). The eCheck funding option is free to parents. We’ve worked hard to find an option that is free and encourage use of this option whenever possible.
Debit or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover). There is an additional fee of 2.90% + $0.25 per transaction to use credit or debit cards. This fee is charged by the card processor. You will be able to see the total cost before submitting the transaction.
To add funds to your student wallet/lunch account, click Users and Fund Wallet.
Q. What if I don't want to receive my student's daily purchase receipts?
A. You can configure your notification preferences under the Settings tab after logging in to your PushCoin account.
Q. Can students share a PushCoin Wallet?
A. No, each student must have their own PushCoin wallet.
Q. What if my student qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch?
A. If your student qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch, your student will “pay” by showing their student ID card (just as they do now) and PushCoin will automatically apply the discount to your student’s purchase.
Q. What happens if I forget to add funds to my student's PushCoin wallet?
A. By linking your parent account to your student’s account now, you will receive notifications about account balance information.
Q. When can I fund my student’s PushCoin Wallet?
A. As soon as you link your parent account to your student’s account.
Q. When can my student start using funds from the PushCoin Wallet?
A. On the first day of school, Thursday, August 17, 2017.