Our district participates in the National School Breakfast/Lunch program, a federally-assisted meal program available to students in school. Students who qualify will be able to have breakfast and lunch at school either at a discount or for free through two pathways:

  • Free & Reduced-Price Meals (F&RP): Families can submit an application yearly to get reduced-price or free school meals.
  • Community Eligibility Provision schools (CEP): Students that attend CEP campuses will be provided meals at no cost to families.

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    Free & Reduced-Price Meals

    Families that need help paying for school meals can apply for Free & Reduced-Price Meals (F&RP).

    Students that are eligible for free or reduced-price meals must apply yearly to receive the benefit, and all other students will pay full price for their meals. If your student(s) had a benefit the previous school year, it will expire 30 days after the start of school unless a new application is submitted.

    You do not need to apply for Free & Reduced-Price Meals if:

    • Your family receives a letter stating your child is Directly Certified (DC) for free meals
    • All of your children attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school

    Notes: If you have a child in a non-CEP school and another child in a CEP school, please include the CEP child's name on the same F&RP Meal application.
    If you have children that are directly certified, but not all children are listed on the DC letter, please contact Student Nutrition Services.

    Apply for Free & Reduced-Price Meals

    Families can apply online on School Cafe or request a printed version at campuses or from Student Nutrition Services starting on July 24.

    Apply on School Cafe

    Make sure to only submit one application for your family. After you submit, please wait 10 business days before contacting Student Nutrition Services about your application.

    Community Eligibility Provision

    Schools that qualify for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) will provide healthy breakfasts and lunches each day at no charge for all students enrolled in that school. Families with students at CEP schools do not need to fill out a Free & Reduced-price Meal application.

    If you have children that attend both CEP and non-CEP campuses, please be sure to fill out a Free & Reduced-Price Meal application for the students at non-CEP campuses. Include the names of the CEP student(s) on the same application.

    Our district is required to collect income information yearly for state accountability ratings and federal reporting. We ask families attending CEP schools to fill out the CEP Family Income Survey for our reports.  Please note that only the Economically Disadvantaged Status of the student is submitted to the Texas Education Agency, not the form itself or income levels.

    Complete the CEP Income Survey

    Please complete the CEP Family Income Survey by Oct. 29.

    Complete Income Survey on School Cafe

    Note:  Students that are Directly Certified (DC) for free meals do not need to complete the survey.

    Contact us

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