Grand Prairie ISD Meal Charge Procedures

  • The Grand Prairie ISD’s Child Nutrition Program participates in the National School Lunch Program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  As a result, we receive federal monies enabling our program to provide free and reduced priced meals to students who qualify. Because of the volume of meals provided by a district our size, we can offer full-price meals to non-qualifying students at the very low rates established by federal regulation. 

    Our goals are: 

    • All students will be offered a healthy meal every school day.
    • All students will be treated with dignity. 


    Families who wish to apply for free or reduced price meals must complete an application each year. Families may apply at any time. Applications are available in each school’s main office, or the Grand Prairie ISD Family Services Center at 2341 South Beltline, Grand Prairie TX.  Families are encouraged to use https://gpisd.nlappscloud.com for online application submission.    

    Parents/legal guardians pay for all of their child(ren)’s meals not otherwise provided by the National School Lunch Program.  

    To meet the goals of the Nutrition Program, the following practices will begin February 4, 2019. 

    Elementary and Middle School (Grades PreK-8)

    • A student, other than those qualifying for reduced price meals, who has five unpaid meals charged to their account, will be provided an alternate meal.
    • Students who qualify for reduced price meals will be provided an alternate meal after (10) unpaid meals.
    • The student will not be allowed to exchange an item in the alternate meal.
    • The student will not be permitted to charge or purchase supplemental items (a la carte or snack items) such as milk, ice cream, potato chips, etc.
    • These restrictions will remain until the account balance has been paid in full.
    • Parents will be notified by phone, email, letter, and/or text when a student meal account is negative. 


    High School (Grades 9-12)

    • A student in grades 9-12, other than those qualifying for reduced price meals, who has a negative meal balance will be provided an alternate meal for five days.
    • A student in grades 9-12, who qualifies for reduced price meals, who has a negative meal balance will be provided an alternate meal until the account is brought current.
    • The student will not be allowed to exchange an item in the alternate meal.
    • The student will not be permitted to charge or purchase supplemental items (a la carte or snack items) such as milk, ice cream, potato chips, etc.
    • These restrictions will remain until the account balance has been paid in full.
    • Parents will be notified by phone, email, letter, and/or text when a student meal account is negative. 


    The Child Nutrition Department allows parents to prepay for meals and monitor their child’s account at www.myschoolbucks.com. Parents must opt in to receive account notifications.  Parents can obtain detailed reports of their child(ren)’s purchases.  Payments are also accepted at the school cafeteria during meal services or at the Grand Family Service Center located at 2341 S. Beltline Road, Grand Prairie 75052, between the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00am-4:00pm on Friday.

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