• Special Meals Request Policy 

     
    Dear Parent,

    Pflugerville ISD is committed to providing a safe, nutritious food selection for your student. Because of this commitment, PfISD strives to be a nut-free environment. Our kitchens and equipment are free of any nut residue, eliminating the potential risk of a nut allergy reaction from eating a school meal. However, your student may have other severe food allergies or other special nutritional needs that require changes to your school's meal menus.

    To ensure that your student’s special nutritional needs are met, we require that you provide a completed copy of the Special Meals Request form (ENG)  or  Solucitud de Alimentos Especiales (ESP) Any change in diet for your student will be based on information provided on this form. Therefore, this form must be signed by a licensed physician. Please submit these forms directly to Denise Meserole, PfISD Food Services (Denise.Meserole@pfisd.net).

    If you would like to change menu options for your child due to reasons other than those prescribed by a physician, you may contact the Food Services office at (512) 594-0430. We would appreciate your feedback.

    Sincerely,
    Geoff Holle   
    Resident District Manager - Food Services


     
    The Child Nutrition Department is required by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide appropriate menu substitutions to students with food allergy that is classified as a medical disability, or for students with disabilities that restrict their diet.
     
     If this is a severe allergy (classified as a medical disability), or if your child has a disability that restricts their diet, please supply your school cafeteria manager with this SPECIAL MEALS REQUEST FORM (Parts A & B), completed in full and signed by a licensed physician.

    Food substitutions may be made at the discretion of the Child Nutrition Department for individual students who do not have a severe allergy (classified as a medical disability) and or disability, but who are medically certified as having a special dietary need, or religious diet request. Before any decisions are made, this form ( Special Meals Request form (ENG) or   Solicitud de Alimentos Especiales (ESP)(Parts A & C) must be completed in full and signed as requested in form. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Food Services Department's Director, Geoff Holle (Geoff.Holle@pfisd.net; 512-594-0432). Please submit forms to Denise Meserole at Denise.Meserole@pfisd.net.

     

    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
     
    2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
     
     
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

     

    De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles. La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339. Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027s.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:

    (1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; o

    (2) fax: (833) 256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o

    (3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.

    Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.