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Food Service



Texas Leadership Charter Academy (TLCA) is dedicated to providing the most nutritionally sound meals possible for our students. We acknowledge the importance of student nutrition and fitness and the role it plays in everyday student academic success.


We are excited to announce that starting in school year 2015-2016, TLCA has joined the ranks of more than 300 school districts across 27 states and has made the decision to partner with Preferred Meals to provide food service for our entire district.  With over 45 years of experience, Preferred Meals is passionate about serving nutritious, well balanced, and tasty food. All meals are kid tested and approved and also meet state and federal dietary guidelines.


2018 - 2019 MEAL PRICES


Breakfast                                           Lunch


Students         $2.05                          Student         $3.15 (K - 12th)


Reduced         $  .30                          Reduced       $  .40


Visitor/Staff     $2.50                          Visitor/Staff   $3.75


* Visitor/Staff meals must be ordered and paid for in the front offices of each campus by 9:00 am to ensure an appropriate number of meals are prepared.




To view recent purchases, check balances, make online payments, and set-up low balance alerts please sign up for a MySchoolBucks account. To avoid issues locating your student be sure to select Texas Leadership Charter Academy as the ISD and not the local ISD.


Cash and check payments can be sent to school with your student to be given to their teacher and a receipt will be sent back home to keep for your record. Payments can also be made in the front office of all campuses. Payments may take 24 hrs to post to student accounts.


Negative balance notices are sent home with students at least once a week and higher balances may be mailed home as well. 




TLCA is also pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online!  The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere! Paper applications are also available at all appropriate campus administrative offices.


For new and transferring students, please be aware that eligibility statuses do not automatically transfer from previous schools and a new application must be submitted to TLCA. Applications must be submitted annually for all students. 


For any questions or concerns, please contact:


Monica Goodroe                                                                          Lola Ojeda                                                            

District Food Service Coordinator                   -or-                                  Administrative Assistant

(325) 653-3200 ext. 7013                                                                            (325) 653-3200 ext. 7117 

goodroe@tlca-sa.com ojeda@tlca-sa.com


Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:  http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)   mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)   fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.