School Lunch No Longer Free. AISD and CISD Prices Are Here.
The kids are officially back in school...well, except the high schoolers. They go back Wednesday.
You've got everything on the school shopping list knocked off, or at least you think you have, and now it's off to school with them!
Did you remember to send them with a lunch? "Nah, they get it for free at school," you say. Well, surprise! They don't any longer. Panicked yet?
I know, there are always SOME little surprises that creep up on us, and this is probably going to be the biggest one that gets ya.
Since the kids started going back to school after COVID, there was a program that was allowing schools to provide those school lunches to our kids for no charge. Unfortunately, those programs are pretty much all gone now that the pandemic has slowed significantly and people are getting back on their feet.
AISD and CISD are now back to charging for breakfast and lunch at school, and that means if they're going to eat school lunch, you'll need to fund their accounts this year.
Now, it's not like it's super expensive. CISD has lunch prices set at $2.35 per lunch for elementary students (pre-k-4th grade students), and $2.55 for secondary students (5th-12th grade students). Breakfast is $1.55 for all students.
Yes, parents can still go and have school lunch with their kids if they wish. It'll run adults $4 if you're eating school lunch with them.
Over at AISD, the lunch prices are a touch more, but not bad at all. Elementary students will be charged $2.40 for a complete meal, middle school and high school students come in at $2.65 per student. There is an entree-only option checking in at $2.20 for students of all grades. Breakfast is only 90 cents for elementary students and $1.00 for middle school and high school students.
Adult lunches at AISD are $4.25 should you choose that option.