DANVILLE, KY – August 1, 2018 – This school year, Junction City Elementary (JCES) and Perryville Elementary (PES) schools will offer breakfasts and lunches to all students at no cost through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the National School Lunch Program. The CEP is a provision under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that eliminates the need for schools in low-income areas to collect applications for free and reduced-price meals.
According to Katie Ellis, director of food services, “Our goal is to make sure that our students have access to two healthy meals each and every school day. Participating in the program eliminates fees and reduces the stigma that can be tied to free and reduced meal programs.” Ellis continued, “It also eases a little of the financial burden and stress for many of our parents.”
School participation in CEP requires all parents and guardians with children attending JCES and PES to complete a Household and Income Form (HIF). HIF forms will be completed during the student registration process at each schools’ respective back-to-school events.
For additional information regarding the CEP and HIF, please contact Katie Ellis at 859.236.5047 extension 3021 or Annita Witte at 859.236.5047 extension 3046.
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