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Food Service

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.

 

 

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:

  •       Children who are certified for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).  
  •       Children who attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or Provision 2 (P2) school that offers free meals to all students.*
  •       Children born after Aug. 1, 2014, in families who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021.

*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?

  • A parent/guardian must apply if eligible child is:
    •       Enrolled in K-12 and NOT part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and June 2021.
    •       Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for the first time during the 2020–2021 school year in May or June 2021.

 

  • A parent/guardian does not have to apply if eligible child is:
    •       Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and April 2021.
    •       Born after Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021.

 

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.

 

Sincerely,

 

Serina Marturano

 

If you have any questions please contact:

 

Serina Marturano

District Food Service Coordinator

serina.marturano@tlca-sa.com

(325) 653-3200 ext. 7023 

 

or

 

Lola Ojeda

District Administrative Assistant 

lola.ojeda@tlca-sa.com

(325) 653-3200 ext. 7117

 

 

 

P-EBT Flyer

 

 

 

Esta carta es para las familias con:
•   Niños que están aprobados para recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido a través del
Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares (NSLP).
•   Niños que asisten a una escuela beneficiaria de la Cláusula de Elegibilidad Comunitaria (CEP) o a
una escuela de la Cláusula 2 (P2) que ofrece comidas gratuitas a todos los estudiantes.*
•   Niños nacidos después del 1 de agosto de 2014 en familias que recibieron beneficios de SNAP
durante al menos un mes entre octubre de 2020 y junio de 2021.
*Comuníquese con la escuela de su hijo si tiene preguntas sobre la participación de la escuela en estos
programas.
 
Si usted no cumple con al menos uno de los requisitos mencionados anteriormente, su hijo no puede
recibir los beneficios de P-EBT descritos a continuación.
 
Estimado padre o tutor,
Los estudiantes matriculados (hasta los 21 años de edad) de familias que perdieron
temporalmente el acceso a las comidas escolares gratuitas o de precio reducido
para el año escolar 2020-2021 debido a la pandemia de COVID-19 podrían reunir
los requisitos para recibir la Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios durante la
Pandemia (P-EBT). Los beneficios de P-EBT pueden usarse para comprar alimentos en cualquier tienda
que acepte la tarjeta Lone Star.
 
La presentación de solicitudes para P-EBT se abrirá el 2 de junio de 2021. Visite
yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT (en inglés) para presentar la solicitud. El enlace para la solicitud
distingue entre mayúsculas y minúsculas. La fecha límite para presentar la solicitud es el 13 de agosto
de 2021.
 
¿Quién debe presentar la solicitud?
•   Un padre o tutor deberá presentar la solicitud si el niño que reúne los requisitos:
o   Está matriculado en K-12 y NO pertenece a una familia que recibió beneficios de SNAP
durante al menos un mes entre agosto de 2020 y junio de 2021.
o   Nació el 1 de agosto de 2014 o antes y pertenece a una familia que recibió beneficios de
SNAP por primera vez durante el año escolar 2020-2021 en mayo o junio de 2021.
•   Un padre o tutor no tiene que presentar la solicitud si el niño que reúne los requisitos:
o   Nació el 1 de agosto de 2014 o antes y pertenece a una familia que recibió beneficios de
SNAP durante al menos un mes entre agosto de 2020 y abril de 2021.
o   Nació después del 1 de agosto de 2014 y pertenece a una familia que recibió beneficios
de SNAP durante al menos un mes entre octubre de 2020 y junio de 2021.
 
Para más información sobre los requisitos, la presentación de la solicitud y cómo recibir sus beneficios
de P-EBT, visite hhs.texas.gov/es/pebt, o llame al Centro de llamadas de P-EBT al 833-442-1255, de lunes
a viernes, de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. hora del centro.
 
Atentamente,
 

Serina Marturano

 

If you have any questions please contact:

 

Serina Marturano

District Food Service Coordinator

serina.marturano@tlca-sa.com

(325) 653-3200 ext. 7023 

 

or

 

Lola Ojeda

District Administrative Assistant 

lola.ojeda@tlca-sa.com

(325) 653-3200 ext. 7117

 

PEBT Flyer- Spanish

 

2020-2021 MEAL PRICES

 

Breakfast                                           Lunch

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

Serina.Marturano@tlca-sa.com                                          Lola.Ojeda@tlca-sa.com

 

 

 

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;

 

(2)   fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov.


Texas Leadership is an equal opportunity provider.