Eligible families can sign up students for LISD free and reduced-price meal program

Leander ISD has set its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children in 2017-18.

School administration has been mailing letters since July 1 about the eligibility benefits and application details. Applications also are available at any campus or online at www.mymealtime.com

The following criteria will be used to determine a child’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meal benefits:

  • Income: Household income that is at or below the income eligibility levels.For those households that qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on income, an adult in the household must fill out a free and reduced-price meal application and return it to Carolina Arizpe, P.O. Box 218, Leander, TX 78641, fax to 512-570-0699 or apply online at www.mymealtime.com. The application needs to include:

    • Names of all household members

    • Amount, frequency, and source of current income for each household member

    • Last four digits of the Social Security number of the adult household member who signs the application or, if the adult does not have a social security number, check the box for “No Social Security number”

    • Signature of an adult household member attesting that the information provided is correct

  • Categorical or Automatic Eligibility: Leander ISD is working with local agencies to identify children who are categorically and program eligible through programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations. The district will notify the households of these children that they do not need to complete an application.

  • Program Participant: Child’s status as a foster child, homeless, runaway, migrant, or displaced by a declared disaster or a child that is enrolled in Head Start or Even Start

Any household that wishes to decline benefits can contact Carolina Arizpe, LISD’s Child Nutrition Services Clerk, at 512-570-0670.

Applications may be submitted anytime during the school year. The information households provide on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility.

Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request. For more information, visit www.leanderisd.org.