PAISD encourages and welcomes community stakeholders to participate in the development, review, update, and implementation of the PAISD Local Wellness Policy. The primary means for input is through the SHAC (School Healthy Advisory Council). Please contact the school district nurse for more information about the SHAC.


The Port Aransas ISD Food Service Department wants to simplify your life!

We offer a service called: “Lunch Money Now” accounts. The accounts allow you to make credit or debit card deposits, view account balances, view purchases and receive low balance email warnings.

Please note: There is a $2.50 transaction fee to deposit into each student's account.

To create the account, click on the Lunch Money Now link below and follow the instructions. You will need an email account and three types of identification: Student ID, Social Security Number and a birth date. 

Email any questions to hillis@paisd.net

Lunch Money Now

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment 
activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136(Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity 
provider and employer.


Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)


The Port Aransas Independent School District operate the Community Eligibility Program under the National School

Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2018-2019 school year. Schools qualifying to operate the

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) provide breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and eliminate the

collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price, and paid student meals. This new approach reduces burdens for

both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals.

Please be advised that this is a limited opportunity granted under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).


  • In order for the meal to qualify for free at breakfast or lunch it must include specific choices including at leastone fruit or vegetable at both meals.
  • PAISD will continue to sell a la carte items (Chips, Drinks, Extra Entrees and Snacks). Students may pay for these items with cash or with their current lunch account. Lunch Money Now will continue to be utilized to add money to student accounts. Please note that milk is sold at the a la carte price when a student does not take a school meal.
  • The school district will not be required to collect applications for free, reduced-price, and paid student meals due to this provision. (When the provision expires, the district will once again collect and process these standard applications.)
  • When the provision is no longer available and student meal charges resume across the district, the PAISD Child Nutrition Department will notify parent/guardians.
  • Free meals are for students only. Staff and Visitors will continue to pay the designated price.


Links:


Squaremeals.org


Lunch Money Now