Conroe ISD to offer free and reduced-price meals to qualifying students

Conroe ISD will offer free and reduced-price meals to some students in the 2019-20 school year.

Conroe ISD will offer free and reduced-price meals to some students in the 2019-20 school year.

Conroe ISD will provide free and reduced-price meals to qualifying children in the 2019-20 school year, according to a press release.

When school begins Aug. 14, CISD will begin distributing letters to households in the district about applying for free and reduced-price meals.

To qualify, a child must meet one of the four requirements: living in a household with an income at or below the eligibility levels; living in a household receiving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations; considered a foster child, homeless, runaway, migrant or displaced by a declared disaster; or being enrolled Head Start or Even Start.

The income eligibility requirements for Conroe ISD's free and reduced-price meals in 2019-20. (Courtesy Conroe ISD)[/caption]

The press release said families may apply online at or fill out an application at 601 W. Lewis St., Conroe, and give it to Free and Reduced Specialist Dina Herrick.

CISD is working to identify the students who qualify due to their status or enrollment and will inform them they do not need to fill out an application, according to the press release.

Households wishing to decline benefits may reach out to Herrick at 936-709-8197 or
By Andy Li

Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now covers the Conroe Independent School District, Montgomery City Council and transportation.


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