Parents/guardians may make payments on existing student meal accounts beginning Aug. 18; All FBISD students will receive applications for the federally-funded “Free and Reduced-Price” School Meal Programs on the first day of school, Aug. 22.
To help provide students with the nutrition they need to be successful in school, Fort Bend ISD’s Child Nutrition Department offers breakfast and lunch meals to students each school day. (More than 7.7 million lunches were served last year.)
Students can buy breakfast for $1.25 (elementary and secondary) and lunch for $2.00 (elementary) and $2.25 (secondary).
Children who qualify for the Reduced-Price School Meal program may buy lunch for 40¢ and breakfast for only 30¢. (All FBISD students will receive a Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Application for 2011-2012 on August 22, the first day of school, to take home to their parents/guardians. Completed applications, one per household, should be returned to: the child’s school office or the Fort Bend ISD Child Nutrition Department, 555 Julie Rivers Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77478.)
As a convenience to parents, FBISD’s Child Nutrition Department will also continue use of the Point Of Sale computer system in all FBISD school cafeterias during the 2011-2012 school year.
The computer system allows every FBISD student to have a Personal Account Identification Number (PIN number) consisting of six digits. Money can be placed on the account and, as meals or A La Carte items are purchased, the system will debit the account. No cash transactions are needed as long as money remains in the account. All students, regardless of their meal status (Paid, Reduced-Priced or Free), will have a PIN number that will be activated at their campus.
Payments on Accounts
All FBISD cafeteria managers will be available to accept payments to individual student accounts on Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students who accompany their parents/guardians may also visit with the cafeteria manager and verify their PIN numbers.
New students should visit their school’s registrar to obtain their number. All students will receive their Personal Identification Number from their printed student locator card/class schedule when school begins. The number will remain theirs throughout their stay in FBISD and will not change.
For more information about the Free and Reduced-Price School Meals program, please call FBISD’s Child Nutrition Department at 281-634-1855.