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Free Meal Program Extended for All Face-to-Face and Virtual Students

Free Meal Extended Judson ISD has extended the free meal program until the end of 2020. This is the student meal initiative it ran over the summer months. For families within JISD this means that breakfast and lunch meals will be provided to its students Monday through Friday at no cost at all its campuses. This extension has been made possible by an unprecedented move to continue funding the program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and through a permission waiver from the Texas Department of Agriculture. The program that is typically run by Judson ISD during the summer to provide meals to children when many parents are not at home, will continue through December to help families who have been affected by COVID-19.

This move means that regardless whether a student is learning through virtual instruction or in-person, they will be provided a breakfast and a lunch at no cost through the end of 2020. Virtual instruction students will be provided meals by curbside service at any of the JISD campuses. These sites are open to the community on a first-come, first-served basis. For in-person students (starting September 28th) this means they will eat those meals either in the cafeteria or in the classroom depending on grade level and complying with social distancing guidelines.

Students do not have to be present to pick up a meal, however if family members are picking up curbside meals for them, they must provide one of the following forms of identification.

  • A student report card per child
  • A student ID per child
  • Attendance record from a parent portal on website
  • Official letter from campus verifying child is enrolled
  • Birth certificate per child