Muenster ISD announced its policy that during the 2021-2022 school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year.

    While no application or eligibility determination is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, income eligibility requirements will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year. As such, Muenster ISD will process household applications during School Year 2021-2022 to ensure student eligibility for free or reduced-price meals during the first 30 days of the 2022-2023 school year while 2022-2023 applications are being processed. Each school/site or central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed upon request.

    Starting on August 4, 2021 will begin distributing letters to the households of the children in the district about these 2022-2023 eligibility benefits and actions households need to take to apply. Applications also are available at 113 E. 7th Street, Muenster, TX 76252; 135 E. 7th Street, Muenster TX 76252; or 912 N. Walnut

    MISD will be offering two breakfast times this year. 

    7:30 to 7:45 AM will be for PreK to 6th grade & 9th grade to 12th grade.* 

    8:30 to 8:45 AM will be for 7th & 8th grade students due to 1st period Athletics. 

    *PreK-6th grade students who would like to eat breakfast need to arrive at 7:30 AM. These students should be dropped off at the east entrance of cafeteria or from a bus route. After eating breakfast in the cafe, they will be escorted back to Elementary building at 7:45 AM.

    *9th-12th grade students can receive a grab and go breakfast from 7:30 AM to 7:50 AM. They will take their breakfast back to classroom to eat. 

    Extra money may be needed in meal accounts for any extra meal after the 1st meal, milk only purchase, extra side only purchase, “seconds”, or any snack item from snack line. This includes ice cream when available. 
    Parents are encouraged to put some money in their student's meal account for possible purchases. The money will carry over to future years.

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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: (202) 690-7442; or 
    3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Last Modified on June 2, 2022