Update About Possible Free Meals - It's more than just a meal!

We are excited to announce that 13 of our CVSD schools qualify for Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) free meals!

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) was created as part of the USDA’s National School Breakfast and Lunch Program. It allows schools with high eligibility for free and reduced price breakfast and lunch to "opt in" to provide free meals for all students in the qualifying school, regardless of income.

All students in the 13 CVSD qualified CEP schools will receive free breakfast and lunch, regardless of income:

  • Adams Elementary
  • Bowdish Middle School
  • Broadway Elementary
  • Greenacres Elementary
  • McDonald Elementary
  • Mica Peak High School
  • North Pines Middle School
  • Opportunity Elementary
  • Ponderosa Elementary
  • Progress Elementary
  • Riverbend Elementary
  • South Pines Elementary
  • University Elementary

ONLY the 13 CVSD qualified CEP schools will provide free breakfast and lunch to ALL students in those schools. CEP schools will distribute a CEP family income survey. This form helps the school district maintain Title 1 benefits from the federal government, which are used for educational programs, services and benefits for students. It's more than a meal... it's about gaining benefits for your child, their friends, teacher, school and community!

For the remaining schools not directly qualified for the CEP program, a child will receive free breakfast and lunch ONLY if they are eligible per the requirements of the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program’s regular free and reduced-price meal program. This program also helps the school district maintain Title 1 benefits used for educational programs, services and benefits for students in these schools.

We are thankful to the work of our staff for making this a reality for so many of our students!