Calhoun County Schools will participate in Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Acts of 2010 provides an alternative to collecting applications for free and reduced meals in high poverty areas. The new alternative is called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). With the CEP, reimbursement is based on claiming percentages derived from "identified student percentages". Identified student percentages refer to the percent of enrolled students who are approved free without an application, including students who are directly certified, homeless, migrant, or foster approved from a listing. A formula is applied to the percentage of identified eligible to determine the percentage of free meals that can be claimed.
Calhoun County Schools will continue to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for Free Meal Reimbursement in School Year 2019-20. Calhoun County Schools will offer meals to all students at no cost. This eliminates the procedure of distributing and processing meal applications. Free and Reduced Meal Applications will not be taken this year.
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