Welcome To The Food Services Department!
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.
We are excited to announce that Texas Leadership has joined the ranks of more than 300 school districts across 27 states and has made the decision to partner with Preferred Meals to provide food service for our entire district. With over 45 years of experience, Preferred Meals is passionate about serving nutritious, well balanced, and tasty food. All meals are kid-tested and approved and also meet state and federal dietary guidelines.
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)- English
The following information was provided by the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Department of Agriculture in regards to the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT):
This letter is for families with:
*Contact your child’s school if you have questions about the school’s participation in these programs.
If you do not meet at least one of the requirements listed above, your child is not eligible for the P-EBT benefits described below.
Dear Parent or Guardian,
Enrolled students (up to 21 years of age) in families that temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals for the 2020–2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). P-EBT benefits can be used to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Lone Star Card.
The application for P-EBT will open June 2, 2021. Go to yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT to apply. The application link is case-sensitive. The deadline to apply is Aug. 13, 2021.
Who Needs to Apply?
For more information about eligibility, applying and getting your P-EBT benefits, visit hhs.texas.gov/pebt, or call the P-EBT Call Center at 833-442-1255, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Central time.
If you have any questions please contact:
District Food Service Coordinator
(325) 653-3200 ext. 7023
District Administrative Assistant
(325) 653-3200 ext. 7117
Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios durante la Pandemia (P-EBT)- Spanish
2020-2021 School Meal Prices
2020-2021 MEAL PRICES
Students (K-12th) $2.20 Students (K-12th) $3.30
Reduced $ .30 Reduced $ .40
Staff $2.75 Staff $4.00
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 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 are sent home with students 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.
FREE AND REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION
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
District Food Service Coordinator Administrative Assistant
325.653.3200 ext. 7023 325.653.3200 ext. 7177
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint , and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;
Texas Leadership is an equal opportunity provider.