GUNTER ISD announced its policy today that this 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. Each school/site or central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed upon request.
While no application or eligibility determination process is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, the income eligibility requirement will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year.
This policy allows for 1 free breakfast and 1 free lunch to all students, every day. It will not include, second servings, extras, chips, drinks, or ice cream. Parents will need to deposit funds in student accounts for these items. You may send money to your child’s school campus for these items, or use www.myschoolbucks.com to add money and manage your child’s account.
You may contact our Director of Food Services, Lauren Rogers, with any questions or concerns.