MINEOLA, Texas — **EDITOR'S NOTE -- the video attached was produced on May 24, 2022, and does not relate to the story.
Mineola ISD announced Wednesday all students meals will be free for the 2022-23 school year.
In a Facebook update, the district announced that its policy regarding serving meals to children in their district changed Wednesday. For the 2022-2023 school year, all students will be provided free breakfast and lunch without the usage of a meal application.
This new approach fully eliminates the filling out and collection of meal applications for free or reduced-price meals for students, as well as "reducing the burden for families...and ensure that students receive nutritious meals," the post stated.
MISD was able to change their policy due to the district qualifying for the Community Eligibility Program.