As we transition into the program that will allow Angleton ISD to offer a daily breakfast and lunch free of charge to students, Household Income Surveys will be taking the place of Free and Reduced Meal applications.
The one-page survey can be filled out online through the SchoolCafe link, and paper copies will be sent home in your child’s back-to-school packet.
The data from the surveys will be used to make sure the district can continue with the new free meal program as well as with other district programs that use parent income information. Data from the Free and Reduced Meal applications was previously used for district programs such as Title l funding for low-income campuses, prekindergarten qualifications, and campus designated funding, so the district needs the information from the surveys to ensure we continue to meet necessary requirements for those programs.
The free meals are part of the Community Eligibility Provision program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which Angleton ISD was recently accepted into. The program allows schools and school districts located in low-income areas to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. The program reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals.