Lanier County Schools to Participate in Community Eligibility Participation
Lanier County is slated to implement the Community Eligibility Participation (CEP) for Free Meal Reimbursement in School Year 2015. Through CEP, a school district, a group of schools or a single school may offer meals at no charge to all students. This eliminates the procedure of distributing and processing meal applications.
The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 includes the implementation of CEP to insure that every student can participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). To qualify, a district or school must have 40 percent or more of its students eligible for free meals based on direct certification.
By participating in CEP and eliminating the need for meal applications, Lanier County Schools will reduce administrative and printing costs. Families also benefit from the elimination of completing and submitting meal applications.
Georgia was one of 11 states selected to pilot this innovative program. CEP is now available to the entire country for the School Year 2015.
*** Visitors meals will be $3.00.
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