23-24 School Meal Guidelines

Montgomery ISD announces free and reduced-price school meal guidelines for 2023-24
Posted on 07/26/2023
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For the 2023-24 school year, Montgomery ISD will provide free and reduced-price meals for children served under the current income eligibility guidelines set by the US Department of Agriculture.

Starting July 13th, 2023 MISD began distributing letters to the households of the children eligible for benefits, advising of any actions households need to take to apply. Applications also are available at all MISD schools beginning July 20, 2023 and online at


Per federal and state requirements, the following criteria will be used to determine a child’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meal benefits:

1. Household income that is at or below the income eligibility levels

2. Household receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

3. Child’s status as a foster child, homeless, runaway, migrant, or displaced by a declared disaster

4. Child’s enrollment in Head Start or Even Start

Income Eligibility

For those households that qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on income, an adult in the household must complete an application for free and reduced-price meals and return it to Lee Ann Keating, 20774 Eva St. Montgomery, TX 77356. Those individuals filling out the application will need to provide the following information:


1. Names of all household members

2. Amount, frequency, and source of current income for each household member

3. Last 4 digits of the Social Security number of the adult household member who signs the application or, if the adult does not have a social security number, check the box for “No Social Security number”

4. Signature of an adult household member attesting that the information provided is correct

Categorical or Program Eligibility

Montgomery ISD is working with local agencies to identify all children who are categorically and program eligible. Montgomery ISD will notify the households of these children that they do not need to complete an application. Any household that does not receive a letter and feels it should have should contact Lee Ann Keating, 20774 Eva St. Montgomery, TX 77356.


Any household that wishes to decline benefits should contact Lee Ann Keating, 20774 Eva St. Montgomery, TX 77356, 936-276-2600.


Applications may be submitted anytime during the school year. The information provided by households on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility. Applications may also be verified by the school officials at any time during the school year.

Determining Eligibility

Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price meal policy, Lee Ann Keating, Federal Programs Specialist will review applications and determine eligibility. Households or guardians dissatisfied with the Reviewing Official’s eligibility determination may wish to discuss the decision with the Reviewing Official on an informal basis. Households wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally or in writing to Kristopher Lynn, Chief Facilities & Operations Officer, 20774 Eva St. Montgomery, TX 77356, 936-276-2022

Unexpected Circumstances

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact the school. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the current income eligibility guidelines.

For more information about the district policy, please contact Lee Ann Keating at 936-276-2600.

Montgomery ISD Child Nutrition offers healthy meals every school day. Links to the menus, nutrition information, and prices are available on every school's website.

· Breakfast at all campuses: $1.50

· Lunch at Elementary campuses: $2.75

· Lunch at Secondary campuses: $3.25-$3.75

MONTGOMERY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, educational programs, employment of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

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