FREE AND REDUCED MEALS
Applications for free or reduced-price meals for students are available at each campus office or in the food service office located at the Administrative Center located at 1713 Wilbarger Street.
8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday
The telephone number is 940-553-1900
USDA issued a suite of new nationwide waivers addressing Child Nutrition Program operations
in School Year 2021-2022 Seamless Summer Option (SSO) will be available for schools in SY
2021-22. Vernon ISD has chosen to continue the Seamless Summer Operation which will allow
us to continue to offer free breakfast and lunch to all our students.
We strongly suggest that all families continue to fill out the Child Nutrition Free and Reduced
applications to insure that the proper documentation is available to qualifying families for other
programs that might be available to them like P-EBT. Applications can be filled out through
Skyward Family Access at www.vernonisd.org.
If you have any questions, please call Tammy Laird at 940-553-1900 x 2243 or email
THIRTY DAY GRACE PERIOD
Students who were approved for free or reduced price meals last year in a Vernon ISD school are allowed to eat free meals or reduced-price meals for up to 30 days based on last year’s application. This grace period gives the Food Service Department time to process all the applications for this school year. If the eligibility status changes based on this year’s applications, the new status will be effective immediately.
Younger brothers and sisters may also eat free or reduced-price meals during the grace period based on the family’s status from last year. Siblings who now live with an eligible family may participate in the grace period.
New students to Vernon ISD schools may not participate in the grace period. We must have an approved application on file before we can provide a free meal.
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