STISD has been approved through a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to offer free healthy meals to all STISD students at all campuses during the 2021-2022 school year, regardless of household income.
Typically, students/families have to meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced price meals; however, for this school year, STISD is able to offer meals at no cost to our students through June 30, 2022.
Please note that we do encourage all households to complete a School Meal Application for this school year to be used for future benefits. Household income will be required for free/reduced eligibility for the 2022-2023 school year.
Please reach out to Oliver Galvan, Child Nutrition Director, at 956.514.4236 with any questions you may have.
Each school year, each STISD family must complete and submit an application for free and reduced-price meals, and be approved, to qualify for these rates. Below are the links to download the application in English and Spanish.
Parents are highly encouraged to complete their application through the Meal Benefits/FRAM component within the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. It can be accessed by logging into the Parent Portal here. Note: If you do not yet have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal, contact your child's campus directly to have a technology representative assist you with getting one set up.
How to Find the Application in the Parent Portal
Once logged into your Parent Portal account, click on the "More" option within the menu on the left side of the page. Once the "More" menu loads, click on "Meal Benefits," and then the hyperlinked text that says "click here to start the application process."
For assistance and more information, please contact the nutrition department at 956.514.4236.
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