Overview - Economically Disadvantaged Status
Every Texas public school district and open-enrollment charter school either participates or does not participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) as administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture. Additionally, each school that is required to report student enrollment data through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) is also required to determine and report the economic disadvantaged status of each student reported.
Economically disadvantaged status is an indication of the inadequate financial condition of an individual's family, as determined by family income, number of family members/dependents, participation in public assistance programs, and/or other characteristics considered relevant by federal, state, and local policy. (E1387) The economically disadvantaged status of students is used for performance reporting. The economic disadvantaged status may also qualify the student and the student's campus for additional resources and support, such as continued access to free meals without having to qualify via a school lunch application, technology grants, and more.
Beaumont ISD uses a local household income survey (located in the online registration platform), in addition to a direct certification file provided by the state to determine and code the economically disadvantaged status of students.
Click here to access Economic Disadvantaged Coding Instructions and Resources:
(Note: Staff must be signed in with their BISD gmail account to gain access)
To access a copy of the CEP Kids First Household Survey to complete and return to your child's campus for the current school year, click here.