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Leadership Team

Ralph Wilkins
School Nutrition  

Cheryl Sloan
Coordinator, School Nutrition Trainer

Katherine Yarbrough
Coordinator,  School Nutrition

*Mr. Wilkins is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, eager to answer any questions you may have about the nutritional quality of LPISD meals.

School Nutrition in La Porte ISD

Your La Porte ISD School Nutrition Department is privileged, honored, and proud to serve delicious and healthy meals to the students of this amazing community. We are fully committed to supporting student success through the resources provided by the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Customer service, innovation, and transparency are at the forefront of what we do. Please know that we are here to serve you and your students. Don't hesitate to call us at (281) 604-6950 or email with any questions, concerns, suggestions, or comments.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Main Office
    2015 Sens Road
    La Porte, TX 77571
    (281) 604-6950


    Reach us by email at:

    The Leadership Team
    Cheryl Sloan
    Coordinator, School Nutrition Trainer


    Ralph Wilkins, MBA, MS, RD, LD*
    Director, School Nutrition


    Katherine Yarbrough
    Coordinator, School Nutrition

    *Mr. Wilkins is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, eager to answer any questions you may have about the nutritional quality of LPISD meals.

  • La Porte High School
    (281) 604-7550

    The Academy of Viola DeWalt High School
    (281) 604-6910

    La Porte Junior High
    (281) 604-6613

    Lomax Junior High
    (281) 604-6712

    James H. Baker Sixth Grade Campus
    (281) 604-6833

    Bayshore Elementary
    (281) 604-4679

    College Park Elementary
    (281) 604-4486

    Heritage Elementary
    (281) 604-2696

    Jennie Reid Elementary
    (281) 604-4561

    La Porte Elementary
    (281) 604-4739

    Lomax Elementary
    (281) 604-4346

    Leo A. Rizzuto Elementary
    (281) 604-6557

  • The School Health Advisory Council is a critical part of La Porte ISD's efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of our students.  We are looking for parents able to meet with us once a quarter and provide invaluable advice and feedback on how we can better serve our students.  If you'd like to learn more about SHAC, please visit our SHAC website or contact Ms. Katherine Yarbrough, Coordinator of School Nutrition for more information.

    School Health Advisory Council

    FFA LOCAL.pdf

    LPISD Wellness Plan.pdf

    LPISD Wellness Plan Triennial Assessment


  • Do you need a refund from your child's meal account?  If so, please download the attached form and fill it out completely.  You may take the completed form to your child's cafeteria manager, or email it to us at the address below.  Please call the main office at (281) 604-6950 with any questions.

    Student Account Refund Request.pdf


  • You can easily transfer funds by emailing your request to  Please include the names, grades (or graduation date), and addresses of the students you want to transfer funds to and from.  Please call us at (281) 604-6950 with any questions.  Please know that we cannot transfer funds via phone conversation, nor can we transfer funds to or from students in another school district.  Thank you for understanding.

    School Nutrition Email

  • Per the 2023-2024 Student Handbook:

    "In an effort to maintain a safe and secure learning environment, parents/guardians will not be allowed to deliver any outside food during the instructional day, to include lunches or snacks. Drinks will be allowed in the student’s lunch kit, to be consumed during the lunch period.

    Water fountains are located throughout each campus. For this reason, personal clear water bottles or containers with lids will be permitted.

    In the event that the student has left his/her lunch at home, sack lunches and lunch kits may be delivered by 9:00 a.m. to the front office."

    For any information regarding this policy, please contact the front office of the campus your student attends.

  • The School Nutrition Department will allow students without money for meals to charge up to the value of 10 days of meals for grades PK-6, and 5 days of meals for grades 7-12. Once this charge limit has been exceeded, the cafeteria will provide the student with a complimentary meal.  Students are not allowed to charge a la carte items nor will be allowed to purchase a la carte items if they have a negative account balance.  When a student’s account is low, the cashier gives the student a notice to take home to parents. The cafeteria manager will call the household if no payment has been made after two notices. The district’s automated phone calling system notifies households weekly to inform them of negative balances.

Useful News and Updates

  • Please consider filling out a Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application using the links below, even if your application has been denied in the past. Please see this flyer for more information on the many ways that completing a meal application can benefit you, your student, and the district. Paper applications are also available at each campus. 

    Apply Here - Online Free and Reduced Meal Application

    Aplicar Aqui - Solicitud en Linea de Comidas Gratuitas y de Costo Reducido*

    *Despues de hacer clic, seleccione "Espanol" en la esquina superior derecha.  

  • Funds may be added to meal accounts in several ways. Students may deposit cash or checks with any campus cashier. Please include your driver's license number and student's ID on any checks. There is no fee or charge associated with depositing funds at a campus and the money will be available immediately. You may also add money to a child's account and check their balance simply and quickly using the Myschoolbucks link below.  You will need your student's name, student ID number, and the zip code of their campus.  There is a  processing fee associated with depositing funds using the Myschoolbucks website.


  • We will ensure La Porte ISD remains a district of destination by maximizing student access to healthy and delicious meals. Through a consistent and disciplined commitment to customer-centered innovation, data-driven decision making, transparent leadership, investment in our team members, and the fiscal management required to be self-funded, we will remain positioned to fully support the students and stakeholders of La Porte ISD.

We're Proud to Serve Locally-Sourced Food!

Tray of sliced watermelon wrapped up next to 2 whole watermelons


USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

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: USDA Complain Form, 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 3. Email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.