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                             Seamless Summer Option Free Meals in School Year 2021-2022 

Leonard 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. 

While no application or eligibility determination is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, income eligibility requirements will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year. As such, Leonard ISD will process household applications during School Year 2021-2022 to ensure student eligibility for free or reduced-price meals during the first 30 days of the 2022-2023 school year while 2022-2023 applications are being processed. Each school/site or central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed upon request.

Starting on August 18, 2021, Leonard ISD will begin distributing letters to the households of the children in the district {or service area} about these 2022-2023 eligibility benefits and actions households need to take to apply. Online applications are available at or by clicking the myschoolapps icon just above this notice. Paper applications are available at any school office, cafeteria, or central office at #1 Tiger Alley, Leonard, TX 75452.

Criteria for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits to Start School Year 2022-2023
The following criteria will be used to determine a child’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meal benefits at the beginning of School Year 2022-2023: 
Household income that is at or below the income eligibility levels 
Categorical or Automatic Eligibility
Household receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
Program Participant 
Child’s status as a foster child, homeless, runaway, migrant, or displaced by a declared disaster 
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 the free and reduced-price meal application and return it to Sherry Cooper, Child Nutrition Director, #1 Tiger Alley, Leonard, Tx 75452. Those individuals filling out the application will need to provide the following information:
Names of all household members
Amount, frequency, and source of current income for each household member
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” 
Signature of an adult household member attesting that the information provided is correct

Categorical or Program Eligibility
Leonard ISD is working with local agencies to identify all children who are categorically and program eligible. Leonard 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 Sherry Cooper, Child Nutrition Director, #1 Tiger Alley, Leonard, Tx 75452 or call 903-587-4012, or email

Any household that wishes to decline benefits should contact Sherry Cooper, Child Nutrition Director, #1 Tiger Alley, Leonard, Tx 75452 or call 903-587-4012, or email

Applications may be submitted anytime during the school year. The information households provide on the application will be used to determine 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, Leonard ISD Superintendent, Brad Maxwell 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 Brad Maxwell, Leonard ISD Superintendent, #1 Tiger Alley, Leonard, TX 75452 or call 903-587-2318 or email

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 attached current income eligibility guidelines.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.                               

Food Services Online Payment Service

Click the My School Bucks Logo

School Meal Payment Options and Unpaid Meals Policy

Leonard ISD (“LISD”) offers multiple methods to fund a school meal account.

Pre-payments online: To pay online, please go to click on sign up here (if new user) or account login. My School Bucks has a FREE mobile app that is available for both iPhone and Android users in the App Store or Play Store. The service is easy to use, convenient, private and secure. Parents can view student transaction history, account balance, and pay for multiple students on one parent account; you can make multiple deposits in a single transaction. Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, or electronic check in a single transaction. There is a convenience fee charged to parent/guardian to use this service for payments only, no charge to view transactions/balances. The service is available 24/7.

Check: Make checks payable to Campus Name Cafeteria (Example: Leonard Elementary Cafeteria for PK-3) or (Leonard High School Cafeteria for 4-12) and send to cafeteria. Include the student’s name(s) and if possible student ID number(s) on the check, and if splitting among multiple students please put the amount to put into each student's account.

Cash: Cash can be brought to your child’s school cafeteria with name and student’s ID number, or students can pay with cash on a daily basis.

Students Charges: Breakfast and Lunch Meals are FREE to all students so no need to charge a meal.

Ala Carte Purchases can not be charged. Money must be on their account or they must pay at time of purchase.  

Adult Meals: Adults staff members may charge meals, but all adult meal accounts must be paid monthly upon receiving a monthly paycheck.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Food Services Director
Sherry Cooper (903)587-4012

High School Cafeteria Manager
Tammy McEachern (903)587-4010

Elementary Cafeteria Manager
Linda Fisher (903)587-4011

NOTICE: LISD Policy on managing students with Life Threatening Allergies
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Public Involvement: School Health Advisory Council
The general public and the school community (including parents, students, and representatives of the school food authority, teachers of physical education, school health professionals, local community members, the school board, and school administrators) are invited to participate in the wellness policy process. If you are interested or need additional information you can contact the Health Services Coordinator, Nancy Zachary at or 903-587-2316 ext. 230. 


Leonard ISD Wellness Policy

Wellness Assessment Leonard ISD

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:, 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: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

The Leonard Independent School District will partner with parents and the community to create life-long learners who are academically and socially prepared to be productive citizens. We are proud to provide a safe and respectful learning environment where all children are challenged through stimulating learning experiences to achieve their dreams. "At LISD we are investing in the future of our students."

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