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NEISD offers free meals to all students, all school year

Free Meals in School

North East ISD officially announces its policy regarding school meals during the 2021-2022 school year. The District will offer healthy meals every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year. The District applied for the waiver being offered through this school year.

Message from Chief McManus

Message from Chief McManus

"While crime traditionally rises in the summer months, the City of San Antonio entered the season in great shape, reporting a decrease in violent crime and property crimes. From January to May, the city saw a double-digit drop in violent crimes. The number of homicides, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults was down 14% from the same period of time last year. Burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft, all property crimes, were down 7% compared to the first quarter of last year.

 

Don't Drive Distracted

Girls on Fence

For the past nine years, NEISD PTSA volunteer Melinda Cox has spent hundreds of hours inspiring students at Johnson High School to change the culture of distracted driving. She teaches students they can make a difference and that they have a civic duty to engage with the world around them. Through the years, the influence of the JHS Smart Driving club has increased, culminating in a competition this month through the SAFE 2 SAVE program that rewards drivers for their safe driving behaviors.  

REWARDING APP

April Cover of Right at HOME magazine

No driver can ignore warnings about distracted driving. Texas law even made using the phone while driving illegal in 2017. Deep inside we agree distracted driving is dangerous and wrong, but somehow when we hear that tone ping, the compulsion to check our phone is so strong it overwhelms our best intentions. 

Clinic Connects Aspiring Dancers with Reagan High School Performers

Mark your calendars and register now for the 2020 Ronald Reagan Dance Clinic. This annual event, beloved in the Stone Oak community by young girls aspiring to one day join Reagan’s award-winning dance teams, is one thing Covid won’t cancel. “Dancing Our Way Through Reaganland” will be held Saturday, November 7, from 8-10:30 a.m., in person if safe and allowed, or virtually as backup.

Help for Mommy Burnout

Help for Mommy Burnout

Mom Mayday! – It has been months, and the kids are still home! For all you weary Stone Oak moms out there, hope is in sight. CrossBridge Community Church’s VINE program (formerly Mothers of Pre Schoolers) fall schedule is just around the corner. Leaders have designed a three-tiered program to allow moms of small children to tailor their participation to suit their family’s needs and comfort level.

Your Debt is Paid: Lifehouse Church Cancels $3.1 Million of Unpaid Medical Debt as Easter Gift to Neighbors

Your Debt is Paid

This Easter, congregations of churches all over the city will be celebrating the holiday much differently than usual. Instead of gathering together to hunt eggs, worship and share a special meal, people are looking for meaningful ways to commemorate the season as they comply with the Stay at Home order. 

NEISD will pay all employees during COVID-19 closure

NEISD will pay all employees during COVID-19 closure

The North East ISD Board of Trustees has approved a resolution that will allow the District to pay all its employees during this emergency closure.

 

Board members voted Friday to give the superintendent the power to continue to compensate both hourly and salaried employees, even if they are working from home due to social distancing recommendations because of COVID-19. This includes teachers, bus drivers, custodians, and more.

 

Open for Business!

Open for Business!

It is important to listen to our local, state and national leaders during this coronavirus pandemic.  However, it is also important to continue to do business with our local businesses in Stone Oak. They need your support now, more than ever.

 

How can you help?  Here are some suggestions:

 

1. Order food for take-out, curbside pickup, delivery or Uber Eats from your favorite restaurant.

2. Shop online at your favorite store websites. 

3. Consider purchasing a gift card now to use in the future or to give as gift.

Fiesta postponed to the Fall

Fiesta postponed to the Fall

According to KENS5.com today, San Antonio's Fiesta will be postponed this year, but event and city leaders say the party