Use to pay for school meals

June 28, 2012

NISD parents are urged to make sure their children's meal accounts are up-to-date and have adequate funds so that their children have access to food at school.

"Northside ISD does not want any student to be hungry at school, but it is the responsibility of parents or guardians to provide their child's lunch or breakfast, or pay for meals provided by the school," said Thomas Wherry, director of Child Nutrition.    Lunch prices are 90 cents for breakfast and $1.90 for lunch at the elementary level and 90 cents for breakfast and $2.15 for lunch at the secondary level. To make it easy on both parents and children, payments may be made online at

Northside ISD's meal policy states that:

  • Elementary students will be allowed a maximum of five unpaid lunches. After that, the child will receive an alternate meal (meat/cheese sandwich, fruit or vegetable, and milk) for 60 cents.
  • Middle school students will be allowed a maximum of one unpaid lunch or breakfast. After that, the child will receive an alternate lunch meal (meat/cheese sandwich, fruit or vegetable and milk) for 60 cents or an alternate breakfast (cereal and milk) for 40 cents.
  • High school students - No unpaid meals allowed.

To see if your family qualifies for free or reduced-priced meals, please go to: Reduced meal prices are 30 cents for breakfast and 40 cents for lunch at both the elementary and secondary levels.

Check out the Child Nutrition Department website for additional services available, or call 397-4501.