We are excited to announce that nine schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs have been selected for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program for the 2018-2019 school year. ALL students enrolled in the selected schools are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school for FREE, regardless of household income. Participating schools include: Bridgepoint Elementary, Clark County Middle/High School, Corden Porter School, Maple Elementary, Northaven Elementary, Parkview Middle School, Parkwood Elementary, Spring Hill Elementary and Wilson Elementary.
Students attending the schools listed above will be able to participate without any further action. A La Carte purchases are not covered under this program and will require payment. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a non-pricing meal service option for schools and school districts in low-income areas. CEP allows the nation’s highest poverty schools and districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications. Instead, schools that adopt CEP are reimbursed using a formula based on the percentage of students categorically eligible for free meals based on their participation in other specific means-tested programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
The Community Eligibility Program only pertains to meals. Parents/guardians needing textbook assistance will still need to apply by following the link below. If parents/guardians have questions, please contact the GCCS Nutrition Services Department at (812) 283-0701.