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    The BPS meal payment platform has changed to a new system called LINQ Connect. This system will provide parents with more control over school lunch accounts while offering many convenient new features.  Activity and library fees will continue to be processed with My Payments Plus. All families with students who eat school lunches must create an account for LINQ Connect. Balances from the old system will automatically be transferred over. 

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    Registering is simple, just follow these steps:

    1. REGISTER at linqconnect.com by clicking on the register button near the upper right-hand corner. Next, input your name, email address, and password. Choose your language and timezone and check the I agree to the Terms of Use box. Finally, click submit.  

    2. VERIFY YOUR ACCOUNT by opening your email and clicking on the verification link sent to you from LINQ Connect. After doing so, please click the Back to LINQ Connect button in the email.  BPS staff will need to use their personal email, you cannot use your bps email address.  

    3. SIGN IN. You should be automatically signed in, but if not please click the login button in the upper right-hand corner.

    To add students:

    1. After logging into LINQ Connect, click the plus sign in the upper right-hand corner. 

    2. An “Add” menu will appear.  Here, you will choose type, which will be student for student accounts. Next, type in “Bismarck Public Schools” for the district area.

    3. Now you will be able to input your child’s first name, last name, and birthdate in order to add a student. Please note that the name must match what is in PowerSchool.   

    Adding Auto Pay 

    1. On your account homepage, click the Add Money to Account button.  

    2. You now have options to transfer balances or add auto pay.

    3. Click Add Auto Pay and fill out your payment account information. The frequency option allows you to choose when payments will occur.

    Download the new LINQ Connect app in the Google Play Store available now, or visit LINQConnect.com to manage all your payments in one convenient location. An Apple Store version will be available soon. Within the LINQ Connect portal, you can set up one-time or recurring payments for your students’ meals, view previous transactions, set spending limits, transfer funds between students, set low-balance notifications, and more. It’s an easy way to manage meal payments without the hassle of sending cash. 

    Additional Support:

    LINQ Connect Quick Tips

    • Low balance alerts for lunch accounts are automatically sent when the balance is $5.00 or below. Low balance alert levels can be adjusted for your student in LINQ Connect.
    • Negative balance alerts are automatically sent when the balance is $0.00 or lower.