Pflugerville ISD opts for free meals for all students during 2021-22 school year

Pflugerville ISD has opted to provide free meals to all students within the district for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Pflugerville ISD has opted to provide free meals to all students within the district for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Pflugerville ISD has opted to provide free meals to all students within the district for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

All Pflugerville ISD students will receive free breakfast and lunch for the duration of the 2021-22 school year.

The decision from the district came thanks to an allowance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to a July 1 news release.

The USDA allowance does not require applications for eligibility for the coming year, but the release stated those requirements will likely kick in again for the 2022-23 school year.

To that end, the release states PfISD will "process household applications this year, to ensure student eligibility for free or reduced-price meals during the first 30 days of the 2022-23 school year while applications that year are being processed."

Each district school or central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed upon request.


According to the release, PfISD began sending letters to district households July 1, breaking down eligibility requirements for the 2022-23 school year.

For more information on income and other requirements email Irma Ramirez, PfISD's district food services office manager, at [email protected]
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.


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