According to a news release from CISD, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-22 school year. No application or eligibility is required for the upcoming academic year, although the news release stated income eligibility requirements will likely resume in the 2022-23 academic year.
"As such, Conroe ISD will process household applications during school year 2021-2022 to ensure student eligibility for free or reduced-price meals during the first 30 days of the 2022-2023 school year while 2022-2023 applications are being processed," the news release stated. "Each school/site or central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed upon request."
Letters will be sent to CISD households beginning Aug. 11 about eligibility benefits and actions households need to take to apply. Applications are available at all school campuses or 601 W. Lewis St., Conroe.