MISD Announces Policy for Free and Reduced Price Meals
Posted: August 30, 2013
Midlothian ISD announced its policy today for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines. Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request.
Starting on August 26, 2013, the food service department will begin sending application packets and letters to the households of the children in the district about eligibility benefits and any actions households need to take to apply for these benefits. Applications also are available at the front office of each campus and the food service department located in the Auxiliary building.
Read the full media release from the Texas Department of Agriculture, which includes an income eligibility guidelines chart. [PDF]
Letter to Households
Please read the letter to households [PDF] from the MISD Food Services Department.
Updated: April 9, 2014
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Children need healthy meals to learn and Midlothian ISD offers healthy, enjoyable and affordable meals every school day. Breakfast prices are $1.60 (Elementary) and $1.85 (Secondary); lunch prices are $2.30 (Elementary) and $2.55 (Secondary). Your child may qualify for free or reduced-priced meals. The reduced price for breakfast is $.30 and $.40 for lunch.
Adult pricing for breakfast is $2.25 and lunch is $3.25.
Downloadable pricing chart [PDF, Updated: June 26, 2013]
Online pre-payment system
MISD's Food Service Department is excited to provide parents a convenient, easy and secure online pre-payment service on the My School Bucks website. Parents can view their child's account balance, deposit money for meals and print reports on their eating history.
My School Bucks Features:
- View current balances
- Receive low balance email alerts
- Add funds to your students accounts
- Set up student alerts (pop ups with special instructions ie. allergies)
- Set it & forget it… Automatic payments
- Flat rate convenience fee of $1.95 per transaction
- New! Download the app for on-the-go transactions: iTunes | Google Play (Windows phone coming soon)
Free and Reduced Price Meals
The reduced price for breakfast is $.30 and $.40 for lunch. Parents can pick up forms (Printed in both English and Spanish) at the Food Service Department Offices, located at 601 East Ave E in Midlothian.
Download Application [PDF]
Media Release for Free and Reduced-Price Meals [Source: Texas Department of Agriculture. PDF]
Midlothian ISD is pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online! The process is safe, secure, private, and available anytime, anywhere!
National School Lunch Program
The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.
Download Fact Sheet [PDF]
School Breakfast Program
The School Breakfast Program provides cash assistance to states to operate nonprofit breakfast programs in schools and residential childcare institutions. The Food and Nutrition service administers the SBP at the Federal level. State education agencies administer the SBP at the state level, and local school food authorities operate the Program in schools.
Download Fact Sheet [PDF]
Students that were participating in the National School Lunch Program at the end of the school year, will still be eligible to receive their benefits for the first 30 operating days of the new school year. At that time, the student's benefits will be dropped and a new application must be completed. Applications are available at each campus in the Administration Office (or) at the Offices of Child Nutrition, and online at schoollunchapp.com.
Safe & Secure
We use the highest level of data encryption available, meaning that your information is always safe and guarded.
Private & Available
Apply online in the comfort and privacy of your own home. The online service is available 24/7 anytime, anywhere there is an Internet connection!
Your data is transmitted to the Midlothian ISD Nutrition Office the same day you apply, allowing for quicker processing so you can receive benefits faster.
No more paper applications to complete and return to the school office! Applying online is so convenient and good for the environment as well!
- Visit schoollunchapp.com
- Select your state (Texas) and then your district (Midlothian ISD)
- Follow the easy to use, step-by-step screens to enter student and household information
- Click “Apply” to submit your application for meal benefits!
Point-of-Sale System for MISD
The Midlothian Independent School District, in cooperation with Aramark Food Service Department, has a computerized Point of Sale payment system for all school meals purchased in the district’s cafeterias. The new system includes personal student ID cards for every student. All student ID cards include the student’s ID number. Secondary school students also have his/her picture on the card.
Every student will have his/her own personal lunchroom account based on his/her current student ID number. Breakfast and lunch will be included in the same account. Students can access their accounts on the PIN pads located at every register by entering his/her student ID number or by swiping the ID card.
It is strongly recommended that all students remember their numbers in case their card is lost. If a card is lost more than twice, a $5.00 replacement fee will be charged.
It is encouraged that parents deposit money into the student’s account, although they may still pay with cash. There will be zero charging allowed on the alacarte items. When sending money by check or cash, please include the student’s full name on the check or envelope to ensure that the money is deposited into the correct account. When money is added to an account, the student ID card then works like a debit card.
If your child qualifies for free or reduced price meals, this information is securely contained within the system and the meal will be processed just as it is for all other students. If your child has allergies to certain food, you must submit a doctor’s note indicating the name of the food(s). In addition, you must contact the food services department. A note will be placed on your child’s account and a warning message will appear on the cashier’s screen when your child swipes his/her ID card.
If you would like a copy of the transactions of your child’s account at any time of for any reason, the Food Service department will provide it for you.
There were several factors making it necessary for Midlothian ISD to move to this new system:
- MISD is growing with new students arriving daily.
- This new system will allow MISD to service your students more efficiently (shortening lines).
- Serving students who are on the free/reduced lunch program without unduly identifying them.
- Students can pay in advance crediting their account (less opportunity for money loss).
- Maintaining better records, becoming more efficient in serving and food preparation.
- ID cards add a level of security to the MISD schools as it continues to grow.
In the future, ID cards will be used to check out textbooks and library books. They will be used for instant identification of all 7-12 grade students for security purposes. Access to school events (dances, games) could require student ID’s in the future. On a side note, some movie theatres allow discounts with a student ID. We are also hoping to add the ability for parents to pay for lunch online through a secure web site with the use of a credit card.
Thank you in advance for your patience in the implementation of this new system. Please contact the Food Service department with any questions that you may have (972) 775-2124, ext. 2.
- Elementary students are allowed up to three (3) charged meals. After the third charged meal the child will be given an alternative meal for that day. An alternative meal is a choice of milk, choice of cheese sandwich or sunbutter and jelly sandwich and a side vegetable or fruit.
- There is a ‘NO CHARGE” policy at the secondary schools. A student that has a zero balance on their account and no cash will be provided with an alternative meal.
Download Health Inspection Letters: [PDF]
- J.A. Vitovsky Elementary
- J.R. Irvin Elementary
- LaRue Miller Elementary
- Longbranch Elementary
- Mt. Peak Elementary
- T.E. Baxter Elementary
- Frank Seale Middle School
- Walnut Grove Middle School
- Midlothian High School
- Java City
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