Guidelines set for free or reduced meals at BISD

All families with children entering the Brady Independent School District are encouraged to complete an application for free or reduced meals for the upcoming year. Students who meet the guidelines are eligible for free or reduced price meals and other programs. Brady parents or guardians are urged to complete only one application per family. The application will be distributed to all students on the first day of school. Letters will be mailed to all households who are denied. Students qualifying for free or reduced meals will be notified at their school campus. Meal prices for the Brady ISD will be $1.25 for students in pre-kindergarten to grade five while grades six through 12 will be $1.50. Breakfast at all campus locations will be 75′. Reduced price meals are 40′ for lunch and 30′ for breakfast. New families to the district may complete an application prior to the first day for approval. These applications are available at each campus administrative office and at the food service office located at 607 West 11th Street. Contact the food service office at 597-2529 for assistance. Families receiving food stamps or TANF need only to list their children’s name and TANF or food stamp case number and be signed by an adult household member. The Lone Star card number is not an acceptable number. Information provided on the application remains confidential and is used only to determine eligibility and verification of data. Children who are approved are treated the same as other children, and no child is discriminated against because of race, sex, color, age, national origin or handicap. Children are eligible for free or reduced meals if the household income is at or below the level shown on the 1999-2000 Income Eligibility Guidelines. Those who do not agree with the school’s decision on the application have the right to a fair hearing. Parents will be notified when the application is approved or denied. Families whose children are approved must inform the school if the household size decreases or if their income increases by more than $50 per month or $600 per year. A family may apply at any time during the school year.

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