During the 2021-2022 school year, Snyder ISD and other schools were fortunate to receive a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), allowing the district to extend our no-cost meals to all students through the end of this school year. Unfortunately, this waiver will not be available for the 2022-2023 school year, and the district will return to our standard pricing. We know this will impact many families and wanted to provide you with information as soon as possible.
Due to this change, the free and reduced meal application form is critical for the 2022-2023 school year and should be completed during registration (registration opens July 22).
Even if you do not think you are eligible, completing the form during registration provides several benefits:
Your family will receive a 50% discount on standard technology fees.
Snyder ISD will be able to apply for state and federal funding opportunities that benefit our students.
Your child may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals if they meet the income requirements.
Breakfast will remain free to all students, and we will set regular meal prices as reasonable as possible (pricing will be announced after board approval later in July).
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), 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: How to File a 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:
mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
fax: (202) 690-7442; or
Pandemic EBT provides food benefits of $7.10 per school day when children miss school meals due to COVID. Texas is providing P-EBT benefits for the 2021-2022 school year to eligible children.
To qualify for P-EBT benefits, children must be certified eligible for free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program at their Texas school for the 2021-2022 school year. Receiving school meals for free does not automatically qualify a child for P-EBT.
Learn more: www.hhs.texas.gov/PEBT