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DENISON ISD DEPARTMENTS

FOOD SERVICE

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Debbie Hosford
DISD Food Service Director
903-462-7045
dhosford@denisonisd.net
Lauren Hossle
DISD Executive Chef
903-462-7005
lhossle@denisonisd.net
Jerrika Liggett
DISD Lead Supervisor
903-462-7106
jliggett@denisonisd.net
Xochilt Alvarado
DISD Admin Assistant
903-462-7047
xalvarado@denisonisd.net
Denison ISD Dining Hall Managers
Rhonda Redfern

Houston Elementary

Michelle Nix

Hyde Park Elementary

Wanda Mandujano

Lamar Elementary

Neva Walker

Mayes Elementary

Rosila Tabanas

Terrell Elementary

Rochelle Garrett

B. McDaniel Intermediate

Zaundra McKinney

Scott Middle School

Rhonda Hagan

Denison High School

DINING IN DENISON

2022-2023 Free & Reduced Meal Applications are available online. ONLY 7-12 GRADES NEED TO APPLY. Parents need to watch for notifications of eligibility in an email, they need to check their email junk folder for sender DoNotReply@denisonisd.net.

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Denison ISD Food Service
Parent Portals

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DISD Food Service

Complaint Form

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Denison ISD Food Service
Employee Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to provide information that will help with questions and pave the way for a successful year. Not all district policies and procedures are included. Those that are, have been summarized.

 

To view the handbook online, CLICK HERE.

For available positions and job openings, visit our

Denison ISD Employment page. 

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FOOD SERVICE APPLICATION

PARENTS! Stay informed...

Parents are strongly encouraged to continually monitor their child’s meal account balance for negative balances.  This can be done by setting up an account in the My School Bucks on the Food Service department link on the DISD website, or by checking with your child’s cafeteria department. At the point a student’s account has a negative balance, the district will send out negative balance notices and may begin calling the parent.  Charging is never allowed on a la carte items, such as chips, ice cream, etc.

DISD Meal Account Refund Policy

Unused meal account money of $5.00 or more left in an inactive account is available for refund for the current and up to June 15 of prior year and may be requested by a child’s parent/guardian. 

 

Any unused balance can also be transferred to a sibling’s account upon request.  All requests must list the child’s full name and student ID, and will be processed as quickly as possible. The form must be printed, completed and returned to the Denison ISD Food Service department.  DOWNLOAD THE FORM 

 

For more information, please contact Xochilt Alvarado at 903-462-7047 or xalvarado@denisonisd.net .

Food Allergies

Let Denison ISD know if your student has food allergies that may be a hazard to their health. Download and complete the form and drop it off to the Food Service Department at DISD Administration.

Student Wellness Plan

Denison ISD maintains a comprehensive plan designed to ensure the health and well-being of all students. The plan may be viewed by clicking the link below...

Eating Healthy

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Cafeteria Services (All Grade Levels)

The district participates in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and offers students nutritionally balanced meals daily in accordance with standards set forth in state and federal laws. Denison ISD is not required to offer another food item should a student refuse one of the food items in the meal.

 

Grades PK-6 currently eat free meals due to the those grades being enrolled in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP). Grades 7-12 do not currently qualify for CEP free meals, so meals for these students are charged at the free, reduced or paid status. Free and reduced-price meals are available through the Free and Reduced Meal Application based on financial need or household situation. Free and Reduced Meal Applications are available throughout the school year for participation in the free and reduced meal program. Applications are available on-line through the district website, from the campus secretary, campus cafeteria manager or the Food Service Department in the DISD Administration Building at 1201 S Rusk Avenue.

Information about a student’s participation is confidential; however, disclosure of a student’s eligibility may be made without prior notice or consent to programs, activities, and individuals that are specifically authorized access under the National School Lunch Act (NSLA), which is the law that sets forth the disclosure limits for the district’s child nutrition programs. A student’s name, eligibility status, and other information may be disclosed to certain agencies as authorized under the NSLA to facilitate the enrollment of eligible children in Medicaid or the state children’s health insurance program (CHIP) unless the student’s parent notifies the district that a student’s information should not be disclosed. A parent’s decision will not affect the child’s eligibility for free and reduced price meals.

Parents are strongly encouraged to continually monitor their child’s meal account balance for negative balances. This can be done by setting up an account in the My School Bucks on the Food Service department link on the DISD website, or by checking with your child’s cafeteria department. Meal charging is allowed; at the point a student’s account has a negative balance, the district will send out negative balance notices and may begin calling the parent.

Charging is never allowed on a la carte items, such as chips, ice cream, etc.

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