El Campo ISD to Offer Free Meals During 2021-2022 School Year
El Campo ISD announced its policy today that this school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost.
Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year.
While no application or eligibility determination is required for our students to receive free meals this school year, income eligibility requirements will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year. You can read more about that here: Media Release 2021-2022
Extra lunch entrees and a la carte items are not included with the no cost meals.
Media Release for Free and Reduced-Price Meals Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)—Year 2 and Successive Years
The El Campo Independent School District and Myatt Elementary announced today it will continue its policy to operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2021-2022 school year. Schools qualifying to operate CEP serve breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and eliminate the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price, and paid student meals. This new approach reduces burdens for both families, school administrators, and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals.
ATTENTION PARENTS AND STUDENTS:
El Campo ISD Food Service Department accepts cash and checks for payment. Payments can be made in the cafeteria, main office or online at myschoolbucks.com upon setting up an account.
ECISD Food Service Department is excited to provide parents a convenient, easy and secure online prepayment service to deposit money into your child's school meal account at any time. This service also provides parents the ability to view your child's account balance through a web site called myschoolbucks.com
Also, parents will have the ability to print out a copy of their child's eating history report. This history report will show you all dates and times that your child has purchased a breakfast and or lunch within the past thirty days. These new services are available now at myschoolbucks.com
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, these programs are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 202/720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.