Thursday, August 21, 2014

Community Eligibility Provision for 2014-2015 – Schools List

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) allows for Spring Branch ISD schools with high percentages of qualifying children the option to serve breakfast and lunch meals at no cost to all students on a specific campus.

These free meals are served under the National School Lunch Program (NLSP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). Under CEP guidelines, meals are served to qualifying school children without collecting breakfast and lunch application forms. This program eliminates the need for any students at qualifying campuses to pay for a meal.

Under the Community Eligibility Provision, SBISD has elected to participate in CEP to provide free meals to all students at the schools listed below. (See campus list.) The district’s Child Nutrition Services Dept. is reimbursed by the federal government under this program.

CEP 2014-25 participating schools are: Landrum Middle School, Bendwood Campus, Edgewood Elementary, Hollibrook Elementary, Ridgecrest Elementary, Shadow Oaks Elementary, Spring Shadows Elementary, Westwood Elementary, Woodview Elementary, Spring Branch Elementary, Thornwood Elementary, Treasure Forest Elementary, Buffalo Creek Elementary, Panda Path School for Early Learning (PreK), Lion Lane School for Early Learning (PreK), Bear Blvd. School for Early Learning (PreK) and Tiger Trail School for Early Learning (PreK)

It is important to note the following under CEP rules and guidelines:

• This program operates for students only – adults at qualifying campuses will still be required to pay for meals.
• There will no longer be a need to collect free and reduced price applications for students who are in the CEP program and qualifying schools. CEP participating schools will have an “Income Survey” form to replace the no longer required free and reduced lunch applications.
• For students who have siblings or other family members who are enrolled in non-CEP participating schools, families must complete applications for those students to receive free or reduced price benefits.

SBISD believes that the Community Eligibility Provision will be good for all qualifying students and for our campuses, parents and communities. We hope to add more campuses in the future. Please visit the Child Nutrition Services website at for related information.

For questions, please call 713-251-1150.


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