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Meal Payments & Balances

In the 2022-2023 school year, schools are required to return to charging for school meals on the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) based on program eligibility.

Why Aren't Meals Free to All Students?
During the pandemic, schools were able to offer no cost meals to all students due to temporary program flexibilities provided by the federal government. These flexibilities have expired, and the U.S. Congress did not provide funding in this year’s budget to allow schools to serve free meals to all students in the 2022-2023 school year. Your school nutrition team looks forward to serving healthy, balanced meals to every student in the new school year. These meals offer a good source of nutrition for children.

Why Are Meals Free To All At Other Campuses?
Certain campuses are eligible to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). The CEP is a federally funded option that allows all students to eat breakfast and lunch during the school day for free.

Apply for Free & Reduced meals here

Crandall ISD uses the My School Bucks website to provide the method for putting money in your child's account for cafeteria payment.

My School Bucks FAQ and Setup information

Important Information:

  • Online meal pre-payments can take up to 24-hours to process.
  • Due to the volume of transactions, any discrepancies in charges or deposits must be reported within 5-operating business days. (Please allow up to 10 operating business days for resolution.)
  • If you deposit money at your school cafeteria, the money is available immediately for students at that campus only. It is available district-wide the following business day. 


BREAKFAST (all grades):
Student Breakfast: $1.45
Student Breakfast Reduced: $0.30
Staff/Adult/Visitor $1.95

LUNCH (PreK-6th grade):
Student Lunch: $2.95
Student Lunch Reduced: $0.40

LUNCH (7-12th grade):
Student Lunch: $3.20
Student Lunch Reduced: $0.40