Currently, USDA has provided the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) with waivers for normal federal regulations. These waivers are available to all schools in a Presidential Declared Disaster Area. Shepherd ISD has summited a waiver to serve all students up to two nutritious meals at no charge to the family and Shepherd ISD will be reimbursed at 100% at the Free reimbursement rate. This provision is effective until September 29, 2017.
After September 29, 2017 students will continue to receive Breakfast and Lunch at no charge while Shepherd ISD receives 94.83% free rate reimbursement..