Children from households that meet Federal Income guidelines are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. To apply for free or reduced price meals, go online to www.springisd.org/mealapps or complete a paper application and return it to the school.
Paper applications will be located at every school starting on August 15th as well as at the child nutrition office at 15330 Kuykendahl. We will be accepting free and reduced applications during early registration week, at a table near the front of each elementary school. Computers for online application will also be available at most elementary schools and at the Child Nutrition office.
Students with reduced eligibility will receive free lunch, an application must be submitted to determine eligibility.
Eligibility is based on federally established income and household size guidelines. All students have meal accounts and pin numbers that must be entered for every transaction whether paid, reduced or free. Student eligibility is kept confidential.
Please include all children on one application only. Until applications are processed, parents will need to give their children money to purchase school meals ($1.50 for elementary lunch, $1.75 or more for secondary lunch). Parents should allow 10 working days for eligibility determination after receipt of the application by the child nutrition department. Parents need to prepare a lunch or send lunch money until a student is approved.
You may apply for free and reduced-price meals at any time during the school year. If you are not eligible now but have a change, such as a decrease in household income and/or household size, become unemployed or get food stamps or TANF for your children, you may then complete an application.
School officials use the information on the application only to decide if your children get free or reduced-price meals. Free and reduced-price eligibility information may be released to other federal, state and local education, health or other means-tested programs. Some programs already identified are National Assessment of Educational Progress and officials collecting data for Title 1 allocation and evaluation purposes.