Free & Reduced Meals

Free & Reduced Meals Application

Parents may pick up applications at the front office of Lackland Elementary or Virginia Allred Stacey Junior Senior High School. Applications will also be sent home with the students following the first day of class.

All returning applicants for Free and Reduced priced meals must submit a new application for the 2016-2017 school year.  Students who were on the free or reduced price meal program last year at Lackland ISD have a “prior year” status for the first 30 school days of the new school year. If we have not received a new application for these students by October 3, 2016, they will become “Paid” students on October 4, 2016.

If your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance (BHA) as income. All other allowances must be added in your gross income.

Exclusion of Military Combat Pay

A recent policy memorandum from USDA provides information on implementation of the exclusion of military combat pay from income eligibility determinations for free and reduced priced meals in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. As set forth in the statute, combat pay is defined as an additional payment made under Chapter 5 of Title 37 of the United States Code, which is received by a household member who is deployed to a designated combat zone.

Combat Pay is excluded if it is:

-Received in addition to the service member’s basic pay

-Received as a result of the service member’s deployment to or service in an area that has been designated as a combat zone

-Not received by the service member prior to his/her deployment to or service in the designated combat zone

A combat zone is any area that the President of the United States designates by Executive Order as an area in which the U.S. Armed forces are engaging or have engaged in combat. As with other types of income commonly received by military personnel (such as the Basic Allowance for Housing or Basic Allowance for Subsistence payments), combat pay received by the service member is normally reflected in the entitlements column of the military Leave and Earnings (LES) statement. Deployed service members are considered members of the household for purposes of determining income eligibility for the Child Nutrition Programs.