Community Eligibility Program debuts in 2019-2020 school year
Taconic Hills is pleased to announce our eligibility for a new meal program. CEP, or the Community Eligibility Program is a non-pricing meal service option for schools and school districts in low-income areas. CEP allows the nation’s highest poverty schools and districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students.
All students will be eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household regardless of income. A Household Income Eligibility Form is requested to be used for reporting purposes and to determine if the district and/or your child(ren) may be eligible to receive additional funding as part of federal programs.
The CEP program will allow access to free nutritious meals for all students.
Students receiving free breakfast/lunch through CEP will not need additional funds deposited to MySchoolBucks, however individual student accounts will continue to be maintained allowing parents/guardians to prepay for additional breakfast/lunch purchases such as à la carte items, milk, ice cream, extra snacks, a second meal, etc.
We will provide more information to parents and the community as the next school year gets closer.