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Free Meals for Students 2021-2022

Free Meals Continue for All Weatherford ISD Students in 2021-2022

Weatherford ISD will continue offering a healthy breakfast and lunch 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. Each school/site or central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed upon request.

  • Extra meals and a la carte items will be available for purchase.
  • This funding does not remove any outstanding balances for school meals.

While no application or eligibility determination process is required for students to receive free meals this school year, the income eligibility requirement will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year. However, the Texas Education Agency is requiring public schools to collect and report the socioeconomic status of each student for the 2021-2022 school year. Families will be provided the opportunity to submit this information during the verification of enrollment or new student registration process.

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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.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Socioeconomic Information Form

Weatherford ISD is required to collect and report the socioeconomic status of each student to the Texas Education Agency for purposes of the annual state accountability ratings, federal reporting, and disbursement of federal funds. Please note that this form is not sent to the Texas Education Agency and that the income levels indicated for your family are not reported to the Texas Education Agency. Only the Economic Disadvantaged status of each student as determined by the information provided below is reported to the Texas Education Agency.

Returning families will complete this form during the verification of enrollment process. Families new to Weatherford ISD will complete the form during the registration process. Please see the attached information below. 

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Students who qualify as Economic Disadvantaged may also qualify for a waiver on fees associated with applying to college and fee waivers from College Board for high school academic tests such as Advanced Placement, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, and ACT. Families of students who qualify as Economic Disadvantaged may also be eligible for federal benefits such as the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Families may also qualify for discounts on internet access.