Network Updates

Coronavirus Updates

6.3.20 Announcement | The online application for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is now open until June 30, 2020. P-EBT is a one-time benefit for families issued through an EBT card (like a debit card). Families may receive up to $285 per eligible child. To access the application link, please visit

4.2.20 Texas Announcement | IDEA Public Schools is preparing to offer distance learning the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. This means our school buildings will remain closed except for meals and childcare. We will continue to monitor the situation throughout the summer and hope to reopen our school buildings in August 2020.

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You May be Eligible to Receive Benefits to Buy Food

The online application for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is now open.

Download the detailed P-EBT letter.

Frequently Asked Questions for Texas

Frequently asked questions about Coronavirus impacts in Texas

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Frequently Asked Questions for Louisiana

Frequently asked questions about Coronavirus impacts in Southern Louisiana

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As school districts across the nation face unprecedented closures in light of the COVID-19, IDEA Public Schools remains committed to continuing to serve our families with a quality college-bound education and the resources they need to remain safe, healthy and successful.

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As student instruction continues online via distance learning for all students in grades Pre-K through 12 across the district, cafeteria workers and Child Nutrition Program (CNP) staff are working hard to prepare nutritious breakfast and lunch options for curbside pickup across the district.

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Contact IDEA’s Student and Family Support Line for social and emotional resources at 1-855-906-0144.