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MISD Announces Policy for Free and Reduced Price Meals

Updated: July 23, 2014

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.

For all information on free and reduced meals, including eligibility and how to apply, click here or read info below. Completing an online application is highly recommended. The online applications are processed same day eliminate any chance of being lost in transit to the Food Service Office.

Read the full media release from the Texas Department of Agriculture, which includes an income eligibility guidelines chart.

 

Letter to Households

Please read the letter to households from the MISD Food Services Department.

 

Menus

Menus are in a PDF format. Download the free reader here

Updated: October 31, 2014

Elementary:
Breakfast and Lunch

Middle School:
Breakfast and Lunch

High School:
Breakfast

 

Nutritionals:

Custom

Elementary Lunch

Green Street

Headstart Breakfast

Headstart Lunch

Home Zone

High School Breakfast

Middle School Breakfast

Middle School Lunch

Pizza Hut

Tortilla

 

 

Pricing

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 $2.40 (Elementary) and $2.65 (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.

 

Online pre-payment system

Bucky & MySchoolBucks

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:

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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: English | Spanish

Media Release for Free and Reduced-Price Meals [Source: Texas Department of Agriculture]

Income Eligibility Guidelines Chart

 

Apply Online

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.

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.

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!

Fast
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. 

Go Green
No more paper applications to complete and return to the school office!  Applying online is so convenient and good for the environment as well!

Directions:

Apply Online!

 

Food Allergies

Download the allergy form if your child has any food allergies. Each form must be filled out by a physician and require a physician's signature. Turn in the forms to the Child Nutrition Office or at your child's school cafeteria.

 

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:

  1. MISD is growing with new students arriving daily.
  2. This new system will allow MISD to service your students more efficiently (shortening lines).
  3. Serving students who are on the free/reduced lunch program without unduly identifying them.
  4. Students can pay in advance crediting their account (less opportunity for money loss).
  5. Maintaining better records, becoming more efficient in serving and food preparation.
  6. 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.

 

Policy

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

 

Links

Texas Public School Nutrition Policy

Squaremeals.org

Download Health Inspection Letters:

 

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
 

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