The Child Nutrition Department is dedicated to Enhance Academic Excellence by providing quality, nutritional services to the students and staff and to promote a team approach in a courteous, effective and efficient manner.
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
The Port Arthur Independent School District Child Nutrition Department will continue its policy for serving meals to children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2021-2022 school year. The Community Eligibility Provision allows all of PAISD schools to provide free breakfast and lunch to ALL students at No Charge, with No Applications Needed!
Parents/Guardians will not be required to submit a free/reduced meal application, however, Port Arthur ISD is asking that families complete the required socioeconomic information form included in the registration packet. By doing so, it ensures our students can continue to receive the additional funding and benefits from programs that require the information to be collected. The information collected is confidential and will NOT be shared or used for any other purpose.
*Please note that there will still be a charge for any food not part of the reimbursable meals, such as a la carte and snack items. Adults & visitors are still required to pay for meals.
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4801 9th Ave.
Port Arthur, TX. 77642