Cooking up Perfection! LPISD's Nutrition Department Earns State's Highest Recognition!
La Porte ISD’s School Nutrition Department has accomplished a rare feat by receiving a perfect review for its overall performance by the Texas Department of Agriculture. It is the district’s second perfect comprehensive audit in the past 20 years and one of only seven in the state so far with approximately 360 audits to be conducted by TDA this school year.
School districts that participate in the National School Lunch Program, such as La Porte ISD, are required to undergo a comprehensive review of their operation every three years. The audit primarily focuses on financial management, menu planning, food production including sanitation and food safety, free and reduced meal application processing, and professional development training.
The perfect score could not have been achieved without a commitment from everyone who wears a Nutrition Department identification badge, especially the nutrition staff at Lomax Junior High, La Porte Junior High, and Heritage Elementary.
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/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.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 3. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.