KATY (Covering Katy News) – Katy Independent School District has announced its policy for providing free and reduced-priced meals for children eligible under the current guidelines found at www.squaremeals.com. Parents can begin their new application process for the 2018-19 school year beginning the first week of August 2018.
Children living in households whose income is at or below the federally approved levels based on household size may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Transfer students approved for the program from another school district may either complete a Katy ISD application or provide documentation of their eligibility status from that same school year. Foster children who are the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court may also be eligible for benefits regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside. Children with status as homeless, runaway, migrant or displaced by a declared disaster also qualify for meals.
The Nutrition and Food Service Department encourages parents in all eligible households to complete an online application which will be available two weeks before the start of the new school year.
The Katy ISD Nutrition and Food Service Department is working with local agencies to identify all children who are program eligible. If a student receives a letter of approval on the first days of school, there is no need to complete a new application for the 2018-19 school year. If a child was on the program at the end of the previous school year, they are eligible for the same benefit for the first 30 operating days of the new school year or until a new application is processed.
A new application per household is required each school year. For families that do not receive a letter and believe they should have or for those missing students in the letter received, they can contact the Nutrition and Food Service Department at 281-396-6240.
Staff is also available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Nutrition and Food Service Department located at 5364 Franz Road, Katy, TX 77493. Please bring the names of all members of the household and their gross monthly income.