Community Eligibility Provision

Community Eligibility Provision

Scotland County Schools with Board of Education approval has decided to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision, part of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. The overall purpose of the CEP is to improve access to nutritional meals for students by providing meals “at no cost” to all students.

CEP is a four-year reimbursement option for eligible LEAs and schools.

Scotland County Schools will evaluate and determine participation on a yearly basis.

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 procesing those applications.

For more information about CEP, please visit USDA.gov/school-meals/communityeligibility-provision

Community Eligibility Provision