All visitors to our building must enter the building at the front door and stop by the office to register and get a visitors' badge. This includes visitation during lunchtime and before and after school. Visitors without a badge will be asked to return to the office.
Student lunches are $2.25 and breakfast is $1.55. You may send a check for a larger amount of money to deposit into your child's computerized account. You may also go online to pay or check your child's account at any time by clicking the "Cafeteria Information" link on the right. Students will be given a PIN number for daily use. Your child's hand will be stamped as a reminder when his/her account fund becomes low.
When a student does not bring any money for a school meal, federal law does not require that a meal be provided for that student. AISD chooses to do so with what is called a "short meal." A "short meal" will consist of 1 serving of a hot vegetable from the line (no French Fries), 1 carton of 2% white milk and 1 package of saltine crackers.
You can sign up for the Free or Reduced-Price Meal program at the AISD Food & Nutrition Services building located at 1206 W. Arkansas Lane. The hours of operations are: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The phone number is 682-867-7891. You can also apply online by using the "Free and Reduced Lunch Application" link on the right. All Free/Reduced lunch applicants must reapply each year. It is required by law to send an application home with each student each year.
We ask that you review with your child the AISD Code of Conduct and the Beckham Parent Handbook. We consistently adhere to the AISD Dress Code and consequences outlined for behavioral infractions in the district code. Students should wear shoes that are safe for daily gym activities. Flip-flops are not safe for active PE participation. Shirt and short lengths are also outlined in the district policy. Thank you in advance for carefully reviewing each of these documents.
As part of the Texas Education Code (Sec. 37.0012), all schools in Texas shall designate a Campus Behavior Coordinator whose primary responsibility is to maintain student discipline for the campus and be a contact for parents or guardians concerning individual student disciplinary actions by the school. The person designated may be the principal of the campus or any other campus administrator selected by the principal.
Your Campus Behavior Coordinators
The safety of your children is very important to the faculty and staff of Beckham Elementary. To make morning and after school pick-up as safe and as smooth as possible, we are asking that you follow the following guidelines:
- Please do not stop in the third drive-through lane. It is imperative that this lane be reserved for moving traffic.
- If you stop in the second lane, please do not leave your car unattended.
- Please have your child exit the car near the closest sidewalk so that they do not have to cross traffic.
- The two outside curb lanes in front of the school are for parking. Cars MAY be left unattended.
- The second lane closest to the building is for drop-off and pick-up only; cars MAY NOT be left unattended. Please pull into an empty parking space as soon as one becomes available.
- The third lane is for drive-through ONLY. No vehicles should be stopped in this lane or left unattended.
- Please do not park between the cones at the middle crosswalk as students and parents use this path to cross the driveway.
- All students must use the crosswalk when crossing Southeast Parkway.
- Please adhere to the drop-off and pick-up locations of your child's grade level.
We appreciate your help in making Beckham a safe environment for our students.
In accordance with Texas Education Code 37.105 UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS: REFUSAL OF ENTRY, EJECTION, IDENTIFICATION -
(a) A school administrator, school resource officer, or school district peace officer of a school district may refuse to allow a person to enter on or may eject a person from property under the district's control if the person refuses to leave peaceably on request and:
(1) The person poses a substantial risk of harm to any person; or
(2) The person behaves in a manner that is inappropriate for a school setting and:
(A) The administrator, resource officer, or peace officer issues a verbal warning to the person that the person's behavior is inappropriate and may result in the person's refusal of entry or ejection; and
(B) The person persists in that behavior.
(b) Identification may be required of any person on the property.
(c) Each school district shall maintain a record of each verbal warning issued under Subsection (a) (2) (A), including the name of the person to whom the warning was issued and the date of issuance.
(d) At the time a person is refused entry to or ejected from a school district's property under this section, the district shall provide to the person written information explaining the appeal process established under Subsection (h).
(e) If a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in a school district is refused entry to the district’s property under this section, the district shall accommodate the parent or guardian to ensure that the parent or guardian may participate in the child’s admission, review, and dismissal committee or in the child’s team established under Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. Section 794), in accordance with federal law.
(f) The term of a person’s refusal of entry to or ejection from a school district's property under this section may not exceed two years.
(g) A school district shall post on the district's internet website and each campus shall post on any internet website of the campus a notice regarding the provisions of this section, including the appeal process established under Subsection (h).
(h) The commissioner shall adopt rules to implement this section, including rules establishing a process for a person to appeal to the board of trustees of the school district the decision under Subsection (a) to refuse the person's entry to or eject the person from the district's property.
A person ejected from or refused entry to District property under this provision may appeal this action by filing an appeal under FNG(LOCAL) or GF(LOCAL) and shall be permitted to address the Board in person within 90 days of the commencement of the appeal if the grievance is not resolved at a previous level before the board considers the appeal.
The board's decision to grant or deny an appeal under this section is final and may only be further appealed under the applicable provisions of Texas Education Code 7.057.