How to Apply
Birdville ISD provides an online application to help make the process easier and more convenient for parents. Applications are also available at the time of registration and at each campus or you may print a paper application above. You may apply for free or reduced benefits at any time during the school year. Application are always available in the school's office. To apply, just enter the requested information as accurately as possible, and all data will be securely sent to your child/children's school district for immediate processing. To start your family's meal benefits sooner, enter your information now! Please submit only one application per household, regardless of what campus(es) your child/children attend. Please refer to the guidelines contained within the "Letter to Household" when completing the form.
If you currently receive SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) for any children, the application must include the children's names, the household SNAP or TANF Eligibility Group Number and the signature of an adult household member. Applications can also be processed based on the household size and income. An application that is not complete cannot be approved. Contact your local Department of Social Services for your SNAP or TANF Eligibility Group Number or complete the income portion of the application.
Students of all ages-from kindergarten through twelfth grade need to eat well in order to maintain peak performance in school. Healthy, nutritious, kid-appealing meals are offered each day through the school breakfast and lunch programs at BISD a real plus for busy families.
Children from households that meet Federal income guidelines are eligible for free meals or reduced price meals.
Students may apply and qualify to receive a free school breakfast and lunch.Reduce-price breakfast is 30 cents, and reduced-price lunch is 40 cents. Full-pay price for a school breakfast is $1.25 and the lunch price is $2.70 for elementary students, and $2.90 at the middle and high school campuses. We encourage you to contact your school to fill out a school meal application or click the link above to fill out a applicaiton online. The Child Nutrition Department will process your application and issue an eligibility determination.
Families must apply every year even if they participated during the previous school year.
The household size and income criteria is used to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits.
All foster children who are the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court are eligible for benefits regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside. Also, if a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household may become eligible and should contact the school.
The district can not approve an application that is incomplete, so make sure to fill out all the required information. Letters will be mailed to all households that apply providing the status of your application. Please allow 10 business days for application processing.
All students that were active in BISD on the last day of school the previous school year, will be given a grace period of 30 days to eat based on the previous years status or until a current year's application is processed. Once a current year's application has been received and processed, the new status will be effective immediately.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
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: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-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:
- mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
- 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
- Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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- mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact the Child Nutrition Department at (817) 547-5860.