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Kids eat free as KISD program is extended for remainder of school year

Killeen ISD
Posted at 11:40 AM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 12:40:49-05

KILLEEN, TX — Killeen ISD will continue to serve free breakfast and lunch to all students across the district for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.

The USDA announced additional funding allowing the program to extend beyond December 18th as originally announced.

The new waivers pave way for children, ages 0-18, to receive free meals until May 27, 2021 at all KISD campuses. Meals will be available on traditional school days, not including holidays or weekends. Students will be able to go through the cafeteria line and receive a free meal. A la carte items will still be available for purchase in the cafeteria.

Virtual Learners will be able to continue picking up meals from their home campus during designated times. Students can pick up both breakfast and lunch and pick up locations will remain the same.

Parents may pick up meals without any required documentation if children are present. If children are not present, proper documentation is required. The following are acceptable forms of documentation: an official school letter, student report card, student ID card, attendance records with a student’s names, or a birth certificate.

To remain in compliance with USDA requirements, the Killeen ISD Board of Trustees voted to increase the adult meal prices beginning January 6, 2021.

The new price for an adult breakfast will be $2.75 and the adult lunch price will be 4.75 while the district is under the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). In August 2021, the district will transition back to the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the new