Free Meals for Douglass, Bush, Bowie, Lamar, Travis, and SSES Students
The Sulphur Springs Independent School District, Child Nutrition Department is announcing a change to its policy for serving meals to children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for DOUGLASS ECLC, BARBARA BUSH, BOWIE, LAMAR, TAVIS AND SSES for the school year 2019-2020. These schools qualify to operate the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program and will provide breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and eliminate the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price, and paid student meals. This new approach reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals.
However, SSISD students in grades 6-12 who wish to receive free or reduced-price meals for 2019/2020 must go through an application process similar to previous years. The application can be obtained online or in the form of a paper copy, available in English and Spanish. It is explained in a media release dated 8-13-2019 from Veronica Arnold, SSISD Director of Child Nutrition:
The Sulphur Springs Independent School District is providing online applications for free and reduced meal benefits for all students in grades 6th-12th. Households wishing to apply for these meal benefits should complete the online applications at https://www.mealappnow.com/mansul/splash.php or request a paper copy from the Child Nutrition Office at 631 Connally Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482. Household size and income criteria will be used for determining eligibility. All information provided by the household is confidential. School and other program officials may require households to prove application information at any time during the school year. This year, the USDA has revised the application form. Please complete forms carefully, incomplete forms cannot be processed.