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Mason I.S.D. 2013-14 School Lunches
Food Service Manager, Mason ISD
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 17, 2013

To the parents/guardians of Mason I.S.D. students:

Children need healthy meals to learn. Mason ISD offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.10; lunch costs PK-4th $2.20; 5-12th $2.40. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals. Reduced price is $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch.

All families are encouraged to complete the application for free or reduced price school meals. Parents may come in at any time the weeks of August 12-16 and August 19-23 between the hours 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Students who meet the guidelines are eligible for free or reduced price meals and may be eligible for other programs for the 2013-14 school year.

Only one application should be completed per family. The application will be distributed to all students with their school packets. Letters will be mailed to all households who are denied. Students qualifying for free or reduced meals will be notified by mail also. Students who received free or reduced meals in 2012-13 will be qualified for the first 30 calendar days of the new school year. After the initial 30 days, a new application must be on file at the school. Once your child is approved for 2013-14 school year, they are approved for all year.

Students are asked to make payments for their meals at the cafeteria or PK through 3rd grade can turn their payments into their teachers who will send it to the cafeteria. It is asked of the parents of students to make a special effort to keep up with meal tickets as there will be a limit of 3 days charged only to Elementary Students and 1 day charged for Jr. High and High School Students before an alternate meal is given to them until the account is paid. The meal pricing for Mason Schools this year will be as follows:

Prices for the 2013-2014 School Year Will Be:

Pre-Kindergarten through 4th Grade:

Lunch --- $2.20;

5th through 12th grade:

Lunch --- $2.40;

Reduced price lunch for all grades --- $0.40.

Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade:

Breakfast --- $1.10;

Reduced price breakfast for all grades --- $0.30

Families and students new to the district may complete an application prior to the first day for approval. These applications are available at each campus and at the cafeteria.

Households receiving food stamps or TANF need only to complete the following:

• Student's name(s)

• TANF of Food Stamp case number

• Signature by an adult household member

• Last four digits of the social security number

The Lone Star Card number is not an acceptable number. For assistance, call Julie Parker at (325) 347-1122 ext 248.

Information provided on the application remains confidential and is used to determine eligibility and verification of data. Children who are approved are treated the same as other children and no child is discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Children are eligible for free or reduced price meals if the household income is at or below the level shown on the 2013-14 Income Eligibility Guidelines. Parents will be notified when the application is approved and/or denied in writing.

Parents may come in at any time prior to the first day of school to fill out an application. If you have any questions concerning the application decisions, please call Julie Parker, Food Service Supervisor, at (325) 347-1122 ext 248.

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