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2023 — 2024 Food & Nutrition Services Information
Welcome to the Food and Nutrition Services department! We are eager to serve the students of Dickinson Independent School District nutritious and well-balanced meals each and every school day. All fourteen campuses prepare fresh meals on-site each day for students and staff.
The Food and Nutrition department operates under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the National Breakfast Program (SBP). Each of these programs is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the federal level and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) on the state level. The Dickinson Independent School District's Food and Nutrition Services program is a self-supported program operating on self-generated funds and paying all expenses independently. The Food and Nutrition Services department does not utilize local property tax funds for its operational expenses.
Free & Reduced Meal Applications Online
Dickinson ISD requests all households to complete the free and reduced-price meal benefits application online from any computer, smartphone or device connected to the internet, before each school year. Paper applications can be requested.
NOW OPEN! Click here for the application.
Lunch Money Now (LMN)
We encourage all parents to set up a LMN account to view your student’s meals and snacks eaten daily. It is a convenient way for parents to receive not only an email but also a text that your student’s balance is low or has reached a preset dollar amount. Parents with students on the Free and Reduced meal program can also utilize LMN. It allows parents to set up recurring payments to your student’s account and view account balances. Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal can be used to make deposits on the secure (SSL) site and are available on the student’s account within an hour of the transaction. There is a small $2.50 charge per transaction and multiple students can have money deposited in a single transaction. Parents and guardians who prefer to make their payment in person may do so at any school campus with a scheduled appointment. This year there will be an option to donate to “Feed All Kids” on Lunch Money Now each time you make a deposit in your student meal account.
Pricing for the 2023-2024 School Year
Lunch Paid student lunch prices:
Elementary (grades PreK-3) - $2.25
Middle School (grades 4-5) - $2.50
Junior High (grades 6-8) - $2.50
High School (grades 9-12) - $2.75
Breakfast will continue to be offered free of charge to all students under the Universal Free Breakfast program provision, regardless of household income.
Adult Meal Pricing [Teacher/Staff]:
Checks returned for insufficient funds will not be accepted for future payments. Cash, money orders or using Lunch Money Now will be the only payment options.
District Meal Charge Policy
A new meal charge policy will be implemented for the 2023-2024 school year. This policy was approved by the school board on August 1, 2023, and can be found in the Quicklinks section of this page.
The meal charge policy must be communicated in writing to all households at the start of each school year and to households transferring to the district during the school year. This charge policy will be included in the ‘letter to households’ about the free and reduced program. The district will send out weekly reminders when a student’s account balance is negative. An automated email will be sent daily when a student account is negative. Nonprofit School Food Service resources may not be used to cover costs related to Bad Debt arising from uncollected student meal accounts and the Dickinson School District will be responsible for paying those delinquent accounts.
The parent/guardian is responsible to repay any charges that have accrued before the end of the school year and for charges made prior to application approval.
Revisions to the Charge Policy will be updated and posted online at Dickinson ISD website as TDA/USDA makes available.
accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited
from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex
(including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or
reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information
may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with
disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program
information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language),
should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the
program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact
USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.To file a program
discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA
Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf from
any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to
USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone
number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in
sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR)
about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed
AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: : (1) mail: U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,
1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (833)
256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Dickinson Independent School District
2218 FM 517 East | Dickinson, TX 77539
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