Community Eligibility Provision
We are pleased to inform you that 11 of 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).
You may be asked to submit a Household Income form. The submission of this form has no impact on receiving school meals. Not submitting this form may prevent you from receiving a fee waiver or getting access to certain income-based programs. Additional information may be required at the discretion of the school. The form can be obtained from the school.
Below is a list of schools participating in CEP
College Park Elementary
College Park Middle
St. Stephen Elem.
St. Stephen Middle
What does this mean for you and your child(ren)?
If your child(ren) are transferring to a CEP school from a non CEP school they will be responsible for charges that accumulated prior to enrolling.
Breakfast and lunch meals follow the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines for healthy meals.
You may contact your BCSD Child Nutrition Services Department for additional information at 843-899-8708.
Parents or guardians that do not want their child/children to participate in CEP may contact the BCSD Child Nutrition Services Department at 843-899-8708.
*The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.
For more information about CEP, please visit USDA.gov/school-meals/communityeligibility-provision