Community Eligibility Provision
We are pleased to inform you that our schools will be implementing a new provision available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).
What does this mean for you and your child(ren)?
All enrolled students in our school district, regardless of income level, are eligible to receive a healthy school breakfast and school lunch at no charge each day. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.
The CEP is a new alternative to the traditional meal application process associated with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. CEP alleviates the burden on families by eliminating household applications, while helping schools reduce costs associated with collecting and processing those applications.
While there is no longer a need to complete a free and reduced meal application, we still need your household to fill out and sign the Household Income Report. This report is critical in determining the amount of money that our school receives from a variety of State and Federal programs like Title 1 A, At-risk (31a), Title II A, E-Rate, etc. These programs support additional services that we are able to offer, including: Technology, Parent, Community and Student Engagement Activities as well as Social Work and Counseling Services.