Free and reduced lunch and breakfast applications will be available at the district’s Food Service Office at the Pasadena ISD Administration Building in early August. Applications will also be available at the schools on the day of pre-registration.Applications
may also be entered online for processing through a link on the Child
Nutrition Services website.
Pasadena Independent School District announced its policy
for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under
the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Each school or Child
Nutrition Services has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by
any interested party.
The household size and income criteria identified will be
used to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits.
Children from households whose income is at or below the levels shown
are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Foster children who are
the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court may also be
eligible for benefits regardless of the income of the household with
whom they reside. Eligibility for the foster child is based on the
Application forms will be distributed to all households with
a letter informing households of the availability of free and
reduced-price meals for their children. Applications also are available
at the principal’s office in each school. To apply for free or
reduced-price meals, households must fill out the application and return
it to Child Nutrition Services at 1515 Cherrybrook, Suite C-114.
Applications may be submitted at anytime during the school year. The
information households provide on the application will be used for the
purpose of determining eligibility and verification of data.
Applications may be verified by the school officials at any time during
the school year.
For school officials to determine eligibility for free and
reduced-price benefits, households receiving Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly Food Stamps) or Temporary
Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) only have to list their child’s
name and food stamp or TANF case number. An adult household member must
sign the application.
Households that do not list a SNAP or TANF case number must
list the names of all household members, the amount and source of the
income received by each household member and the Social Security number
of the adult household member who signs the application. If the adult
who signs the application does not have a Social Security number, the
household member must indicate that a Social Security number is not
available by writing the word “None,” “No Number,” or check the box on
the application indicating that the person does not have a Social
Security number. The application must be signed by an adult household
Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price policy,
the Director of Child Nutrition Services will review applications and
determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling
of the official may wish to discuss the decision with the reviewing
official on an informal basis. Parents wishing to make a formal appeal
for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally or in
writing to Associate Superintendent for Finance, 1515 Cherrybrook,
Pasadena, Texas, 77502, 713-740-0097.
If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household
size increases, the household should contact Child Nutrition Services.
Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for
benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the levels shown on
the attached income criteria.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of
Agriculture policy, this institution is 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, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C.
20250-9410 or call (800)795-3272 or (202)720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an
equal opportunity provider and employer.
For more information, contact Blanca Banda at 713-740-0146.