HOUSTON – Aug. 1, 2016 – The Spring Independent School District announced meal prices along with processes that make it easy for parents to apply for free-and-reduced-price meals and make online payments for the 2016-17 school year.
Meals – Students at every campus will be served breakfast free of charge. The elementary school lunch price is $1.75 while secondary lunch prices start at $2.00. In Spring ISD there is no meal charge for students who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Student eligibility is kept confidential. All students have meal accounts and pin numbers that must be entered for every transaction whether paid, reduced or free.
Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications – Eligibility for free and reduced-price meals is based on federally established income-and-household-size guidelines. To qualify, parents/guardians are required to completely fill out the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application. The Child Nutrition Department currently accepts both online and paper applications. Online applications are available at mealapps.springisd.org; paper applications are available at campuses districtwide, requiring 10 working days to determine eligibility after submission. Until applications are processed, parents/guardians will need to give their student money to purchase school meals at the prices listed above. See Guidelines.
Community Eligibility Provision – Through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), the district will be able to offer lunch at no cost to students who attend Bammel Elementary, Clark Primary, Clark Intermediate, Hoyland Elementary, Lewis Elementary and Major Elementary. All students at these schools will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost, regardless of their eligibility. Parents/guardians of students attending these schools are required to complete a Household Income Survey rather than the free and reduced-price meal application. This program is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to schools that meet certain qualifications.
Online Payments – To make online payments, parents or guardians must first register at www.ParentOnline.net using their child’s student identification number. Meals may also be prepaid by depositing cash into your child’s student account at their school cafeteria. However, no checks are accepted.
Menu – Elementary students may choose from several entrees at each meal service in addition to nutritious a la carte drinks and snacks. Secondary schools offer eight or more entrées daily in addition to numerous a la carte choices found on all of the serving lines and kiosks. Fresh fruits, reduced-fat items, vegetables and whole grains are offered daily at all schools. If a student prefers not to eat a school meal, parents may pack a lunch for their child’s consumption only.
For more information about Spring ISD Child Nutrition, visit www.springisd.org/nutrition or call 281-891-6445.