2024 Summer Meal Service: From June 3-28, and July 8-26, 2024, Leander ISD will connect children 18 and younger and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 with healthy, no-cost summer meals. Read more about Summer Meals, including locations, dates, and times.
Note: This service is not available for the week of July 1-5.

“Creating a healthy and nutritious environment that promotes learning and wellness”

Meal Prices


  • Student Free Breakfast: $0.00 
  • Student Reduced Breakfast: $0.00
  • Student Paid Breakfast: $1.50
  • Student Free Lunch: $0.00
  • Student Reduced Lunch: $0.40
  • Student Paid Lunch: $2.90
  • Guest Breakfast: $3.00
  • Guest Lunch: $4.25


  • Student Free Breakfast: $0.00 
  • Student Reduced Breakfast: $0.00
  • Student Paid Breakfast: $1.75
  • Student Free Lunch: $0.00
  • Student Reduced Lunch: $0.40
  • Student Paid Lunch: $3.15
  • Guest Breakfast: $3.10
  • Guest Lunch: $4.50

Note: For the 2023-2024 school year, students who qualify for reduced-price, breakfast will be free and lunch will be reduced.

A La Carte Pricing

Low-Cost Meals

Leander ISD understands situations may arise that prevent students from having available funds to purchase a meal. Because of this, the district allowed a grace period so that students could continue to enjoy a hot meal until funds could be deposited. This grace period was the equivalent of the cost of five lunch meals, or $15 for elementary students and $16 for middle and high school students.

Once a student had reached the negative balance of either $15 for elementary students or $16 for middle and high school students, the district would provide a low-cost meal to the student until funds were replenished.

What is a low cost meal?

A low-cost meal includes a pre-determined entrée. Low-cost meal entrees generally rotate monthly and may include items such as a sun butter and jelly or cheese sandwich, which will also be included on the menu as a choice for all students. The student would then choose their side items from a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as a white or chocolate milk.

While there will be no charge to the student for a low-cost meal, Leander ISD will cover the costs associated with each meal through the general fund at the end of each school year. In order to keep costs down, LISD asks that families do their best to either deposit funds into their student’s meal account as quickly as possible or provide their child with a sack lunch when possible.

If there is a financial need, please consider applying for the free or reduced-price meal program by visiting the LINQ Connect, downloading a paper application under Forms and Applications below, or picking up a paper application at any campus or the Child Nutrition Services office.

If you have any questions regarding Child Nutrition Services, the low-cost meal, or the free or reduced-price meal program, please call 512-570-0670, or use our online communication tool, Let’s Talk!

Pay Online

Easily make payments to your student’s account through LINQ Connect.

Please note: We are now live with online payments! Parents should be able to deposit money into their students’ accounts via Titan. Parents will always have the option to send their students to school with cash or check if they wish to deposit funds that way.

Please Note: Once in LINQ Connect, click on REGISTER or LOGIN at the top right side of the page to create and go to your student’s account. If applying for free/reduced lunch please start a meal application.

LINQ Connect App for iPhone | LINQ Connect App for Android

Forms & Applications

Free & Reduced Meals

LISD provides free and reduced-price (F&R) meals for children approved for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). To apply for this program, submit an application online, or download, print, and submit one of these forms:

Snack Limits

There are several snack items students may purchase that are not part of the breakfast/lunch meal and have extra associated costs. These items range in price from $.50 to $3.50. If you would like to limit the amount your child is able to spend out of their account, you can set up an account through LINQ Connect, add your children to your account, then set your own spending limits.

Refund Request

If your child has funds in their account that you would like to request a refund for (for example, if you have a graduating student), please fill out and submit a Refund Request Form and email it to [email protected] and [email protected].

Meal Account Refund Request Form

Special Dietary Needs

If your child has special dietary needs, changes can be made to your child’s school breakfast and/or lunch at no extra charge, with the proper documentation from a physician. If your child has special dietary needs, please use this form:

Special Dietary Needs Request Form – English | Special Dietary Needs Request Form – Spanish


The Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) program at LISD elementary and middle schools promotes the maintenance of heart-healthy behaviors in children and adolescents. The four component areas of the CATCH program are:

  • School Nutrition
  • Classroom Health
  • Physical Education
  • Family Health

More information about the CATCH program


Staff Directory

For a districtwide staff listing, visit the Staff Directory page.