Breakfast and lunch are served each school day at no charge to all IPS students under the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).  CEP pertains only to meals and does not extend to textbook assistance and other educational benefits.  All IPS students must pay textbook rental fees, unless you have been notified in writing that your child has been approved for textbook assistance for the current school year.

How to Apply for Textbook Assistance
Parents who wish to apply for textbook assistance must submit an Application for Educational Benefits.  One application per household is required.  See the Application and Parent/Instruction letter for information on how to apply.  You will be notified IN WRITING when your application is approved or denied.  If you do not receive notification within ten days, call 226-4951. 

An application must be submitted each school year.  Applications are confidential and the information provided will not be shared with others.

Applications for Educational Benefits are available at each IPS school, by calling 226-4951, or on the IPS website at

2016-2017 English Instructions                                           2016-2017 Spanish Instructions 

2016-2017 English Application                                           2016-2017 Spanish Application