Henderson County Schools has 10 schools in the district under the CEP Program for 2017-2018
The CEP Program allows the following schools to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all students...
Thelma B Johnson Early Learning Center
The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) What Does It Mean For Your School or Local Educational Agency
What does it do? Allows schools and local educational agencies located in low-income areas to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. Gives students access to free nutritious meals for all students, no stigma, and less time spent in cashier lines and more time to eat nutritious meals.
Who can participate? Schools with a minimum Identified Student Percentage (≥40 percent) in the prior school year Identified students = those certified for free meals without the use of household applications (for example those directly certified through SNAP). Schools may qualify as an individual or as a group to meet the required 62.5% for 100% reimbursement in the program.
Family Application Process - Families who child(ren) attend only a CEP school will complete a Household Income Form. Families who have a child(ren) attending a non-CEP school must fill out the Free/Reduced Meal application. If you have children attending both a CEP school and a non-CEP school you must fill out both applications.
Lunch Account Charges - Any lunch charges owed prior to be placed on CEP or free/reduced lunch will still be due. Parents are encouraged to set up payment plans with the school cafeteria manager.