LISD changing lunch money policy


Leander ISD families will now get more communication and more leniency when exceeding the charge limit on negative school meal accounts.

The LISD Board approved policy changes to the low-cost meal adjustment for students and families using the program when students run out of money in their Meal Time accounts.

The policy changes include earlier correspondence with families when a balance gets low and an action plan for negative balances based on the number of meals, as opposed to a dollar amount.

"No student ever goes without a meal in a Leander ISD school," the district said in a public release. "Schools work to have students needing an alternative lunch go through a similar process as students paying for lunch."

The new policy changes will go into effect in November 2018.