North East ISD will provide free meals this school year to every student in the district, regardless of financial status. District officials say the Department of Agriculture "issued guidance" that allows schools to offer free meals to all students for the upcoming school year. The district applied for the necessary waiver for this year. NEISD says no application or financial eligibility is required for students to receive the free meals, but an income eligibility will probably be required for next year. NEISD has more than 61-thousand students.