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Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

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The Community Eligibility Provision within the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs allows schools in high-poverty areas to offer nutritious meals at no cost to all students regardless of income level.

Questions and Answers:

1. What Salt Lake City School District schools have been approved to participate in CEP for the 2020-2021 school year?

The following Elementary Schools have been approved: Liberty, Bennion, Meadowlark, Riley, and Edison.

2. Should I apply for free and reduced meal benefits if my student attends a CEP school?

All students who attend approved Elementary schools, regardless of income level, are eligible to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch each day they attend school.  Free and reduced meal benefit applications will not be collected at these five CEP school sites.

IMPORTANT - Parents must remember to fill out a free and reduced meal benefit application for their entire household if they have children attending other schools, or if their student transfers from a CEP school to attend another school in the Salt Lake City School District. Free student meal benefits do to transfer with the student when they transfer out of a CEP school.

3. Can my student purchase an extra milk or a second meal?

Students at a CEP school are eligible to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch each day that they attend school. However, if the student elects to take an extra milk or a second meal, their school meal account will be charged the full price for the extra milk ($0.50), second lunch ($3.50), or second breakfast ($2.50).