While Gov. Greg Abbott ordered schools in Texas to remain closed until Monday, May 4, KIPP Texas Public Schools will be closed until notified by local and state health officials it is safe for everyone to return. Our focus now: distance learning and food distribution to our students and communities.
Meals for ALL Ages 19 and under
Parents/guardians of children 19 and under now may pick up meals for their children without their child(ren) present. Parents without children present must provide one of the following documents to pick up meals. Parents may display their document from their vehicle’s window or have it on the vehicle’s dash. This new requirement is to check for eligibility as well as for required record keeping. Documentation may include:
- A school ID for child(ren)
- An individual student report card
- An official email or letter from the school listing children who are enrolled in school
- Attendance record or other official school document showing the name of child(ren)
- A student pick-up placard displaying the name of child(ren)
- A birth certificate
Without a piece of documentation, parents will receive meals only for the number of children present with them in the vehicle. This change is due to an eased requirement from the U.S. and Texas Department of Agriculture.
KIPP Texas is honored to be able to serve free meals to our families and the communities where we educate children. To date, KIPP Texas has served almost 47,000 meals.
About KIPP Texas Public Schools
KIPP Texas Public Schools is a nonprofit public charter school network, dedicated to preparing students in educationally underserved communities for college success and
choice-filled lives. Today, KIPP Texas operates 55 public charter schools educating over 29,000 students across four regions – Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.
KIPP Texas-Houston has 31 schools and educates more than 16,000 students.
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income families. www.kipptexas.org. An electronic media kit can be found here.