Child Nutrition

 

 

Welcome To The Child Nutrition Department!

 

We are excited to announce that Texas Leadership has teamed up with a NEW vendor, Elior North America! They have been in business for over 50 years and are currently providing services in 6 countries around the world! Their menu will include some local favorites, as well as a few simple international dishes.

 

Starting August 2022 we will be cooking fresh, DAILY, at all of our campuses. This new FRESH cooking method means we now have the opportunity to prepare and serve even more fresh fruits and vegetables. Think FRESH cut cantaloupe, watermelon, and peaches. FRESH cooked pasta, chicken and so much more! 

 

Texas Leadership Public Schools is dedicated to providing the most nutritionally sound meals possible for our students. We acknowledge the importance of student nutrition and fitness and the role it plays in everyday student academic success. All meals are kid-tested and approved and also meet state and federal dietary guidelines.

 

*The federal waivers for free meals has expired. Beginning August 1, 2022 families will need to complete a Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application in order to receive free or reduced-price meal benefits. Please use one application per household, to include all children and household family members. If you have any questions please call 325-653-3200 ext. 7023 or 7117.

 

 

 

Texas Leadership Public Schools Transitions To

Application Requirement for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals

Back to School and Back to Normal in the Cafeteria 

 

SAN ANGELO, TEXAS (August 1st, 2022) — During the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress authorized spending that allowed schools to serve free meals for all students. Those funds are no longer authorized to continue for the 2022-2023 school year. As a result, Texas Leadership Public Schools must return to charging for school meals and offering free and reduced-price meals based on student eligibility.

 

Starting August 1, 2022, Texas Leadership Public Schools will begin distributing letters and applications to the households of children in the District about eligibility benefits. Families are encouraged to complete the Application for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals. It is available at https://myschoolapps.com. You will return the completed form to your campus office, or you can submit it online.

 

The application will determine a child’s eligibility for free and reduced-price meals and may assist in the determination of eligibility for other state or federal benefits. Only one application needs to be completed per household. Schools will notify the household of the child’s eligibility. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) administers school nutrition programs in Texas and offers an eligibility calculator at www.SquareMeals.org/ProgramEligibility.

 

Decisions regarding payment for school meals are made at the national-government level, not by the school nutrition team or TDA. The dedicated staff at Texas Leadership Public Schools is looking forward to serving healthy, balanced meals to students in the new school year. These meals, whether paid, free, or reduced-price, offer a good source of nutrition for children.

 

Texas Leadership Public Schools serves families in San Angelo, Midland, Abilene, Cedar Hill, and Arlington, Texas.

 

Texas Leadership is also pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online!  The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere! Paper applications are also available at all appropriate campus administrative offices.

 

For new and transferring students, please be aware that eligibility statuses do not automatically transfer from previous schools and a new application must be submitted to Texas Leadership. Applications must be submitted annually for all students

 

For any questions or concerns, please contact:

 

Serina Marturano                                          -OR-                Lola Ojeda

Child Nutrition Director                                                       Administrative Assistant

325.653.3200  ext. 7023                                                     325.653.3200  ext. 7117

[email protected]                          [email protected]

 

 

 

2022-2023 MEAL PRICES

 

Breakfast                                           Lunch

Students (K-12th)    $2.30              Students (K-12th)      $3.40

Reduced                    $  .30              Reduced                      $  .40

Adult                          $2.95             Adult                             $4.46

 

MEAL ACCOUNT BALANCES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

 

To view recent purchases, check balances, make online payments, and set-up low balance alerts please sign up for a MySchoolBucks account. To avoid issues locating your student be sure to select Texas Leadership or Trinity Leadership as the ISD and not the local ISD.

 

Cash and check payments can be sent to school with your student to be given to their teacher and a receipt will be sent back home to keep for your record. Payments can also be made in the front office of all campuses. Payments may take 24 hrs to post to student accounts.

 

Negative balance notices will be sent via email at least once a week and higher balances may be mailed home as well.

Meal Account refunds may only be requested by the student's parents/guardians. Please contact your child's campus for more information.

 

 

 

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

 

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    [email protected]

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider  |  06/01/2022